Please help us Remember, Honor, and Teach on December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony) by sponsoring a wreath, volunteering, or inviting friends to help.
2024 So Far
10 Wreaths Sponsored 0.2% to Goal 4,990 To Go!
Volunteers across the state of Ohio are working in support of national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) as they prepare for National Wreaths Across America Day – this year on Saturday, December 17, 2022.
All locations registered to participate in National Wreaths Across America Day will take part in this national event that
endeavors to honor every interred American veteran with a live, balsam veteran’s wreath. In 2021, 2.4 million veterans’ wreaths were placed in total across the country at 3,137 participating locations. More than two million volunteers helped place wreaths, a third of whom were children. Local volunteer groups and individuals give back to your community and help to share the year-round mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve and their families, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.
To view the full list of participating locations and sponsorship groups in Ohio and learn more about how you can help reach the goals in each community, click Locations in the top right corner of this page to find and visit each participating location's WAA webpage. From there, you can learn about the different sponsorship groups supporting each one.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths and/or inviting your family and friends to attend the ceremony at the participating location of your choosing.
Thank you so much for supporting Wreaths Across America and our mission to REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH!
Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.
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MISSION BBQ Customers Donate $347,068 to Sponsor Veterans’ Wreaths for Placement on National Wreaths Across America Day 2024
129 locations will receive veterans’ wreaths because of the generous donations in the communities where MISSION BBQ customers support the mission.
December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)
Justin MacKellar, Shannon MacKellar
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the people and signs to the site of the parking area. We will have some shuttles to help people get to the ceremony itself. The ceremony will be at the soldiers monument in the main part of the cemetery. We plan on having a procession Lead by the color guard and Patriot Guard Riders, from the Cemetery Office up to the monument starting at 11:45am on National Wreaths Across America Day. Please plan appropriately for arrival, parking and getting to the ceremony site. Parking in the cemetery is reserved for Handicap and staff only. Not other entry will be permitted due to safety concerns.
Updated 11/4/2023: Parking is somewhat limited at the cemetery and we try to reserve that for the elderly and handicapped. We encourage rideshare options or carpooling whenever possible, and offsite parking will be available at the Dayton VA Hospital located at 4100 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45428. For those parking at the cemetery, please do not move or go around any cones or barriers. Please park on one side of the road but not in the grass. All parking must be on a hard surface.
The cemetery grounds will be closed to general parking for safety and security reasons. Please use the link below for more information. Parking will be at the B Lot near the hospital and around building 127 (across from the VA Police station). We will have some shuttles available.
Only Staff and handicap will be allowed to park on cemetery grounds. Please plan accordingly as the ceremony starts promptly at noon on 16 Dec 2023. We expect a decent crowd and it is a short walk to the Solders monument where the ceremony will take place starting at noon with the Color Guard leading a procession up to the monument just before.
Parking map link please copy and paste, or use the attached photo:
Also there is still time to sponsor wreaths for the 2023 ceremony. Please consider helping us cover each sit at Dayton National Cemetery. There are around 61,000 site and we have just over 1000 wreaths for this year.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Dayton National Cemetery. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.
Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.
The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.
OHDNCD - Dayton National Cemetery
Welcome to OHDNCD - Dayton National Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.
Welcome to OHDMCD - Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony). Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.
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What does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you are supporting a yearlong mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom. Your sponsorship will support the new and existing programs developed to share the mission. And, it will place a wreath to honor an American hero at one of more than 3,700 participating locations this year on National Wreaths Across America Day – a day set aside to lay gathers as Americans with the same goal.
We can’t do that without your support, though. Your sponsorship will ensure a hand-crafted wreath of all-American balsam and hand-tied with a red velvet bow here in Columbia Falls, Maine. It will then be sent to one of our participating locations, where a volunteer will place it on the marker of a hero. That volunteer will then “say their name” to ensure that the legacy of duty, service, and sacrifice is never forgotten.
So, what does it mean to sponsor a wreath? It means you have the opportunity to join a grateful nation in saying “thank you” to those who stepped up to serve.
*Please Note: Specific locations designated as "ceremonial-only" accept a limited number of sponsorships. Any additional sponsorships received beyond those used for the ceremony will be distributed to other locations.