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REMEMBER our fallen U.S. Veterans. . . 

HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH the value of Freedom.

Welcome to Civil Air Patrol, March Field Composite Squadron 45's , Wreaths Across America Page!

On December 14, 2019, at 9:00 am, Squadron 45 will be assisting Riverside National Cemetery with Remembering and Honoring our veterans by laying Remembrance Wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes. But we NEED your help!!!

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring Remembrance Wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting Civil Air Patrol, March Field Composite Squadron 45 and the Wreaths Across America program!

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Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

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Volunteer

Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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Memory
by Misty Phipps for Robert Hopfauf, Honored by Riverside National Cemetery

Daddy, we all miss you terribly this holiday season. Thankful for all the memories we have burned in our hearts. We are still not ready to let go. All we want for Christmas is to kiss you one last time. Wishing you your 1st Heavnly Merry Christmas.
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Memory
by Misty Phipps for Robert Hopfauf, Honored by Riverside National Cemetery

Daddy, we all miss you terribly this holiday season. Thankful for all the memories we have burned in our hearts. We are still not ready to let go. All we want for Christmas is to kiss you one last time. Wishing you your 1st Heavnly Merry Christmas.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Riverside National Cemetery (CARNCR)
22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92518
Click here for the Riverside National Cemetery Page

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:00 AM

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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 ceremony itself.

Parking Instructions

Although parking is plentiful at this location, certain areas will be blocked off to insure participant safety and access. Please make sure you are following guided traffic flow and parking directions given by cemetery staff and volunteers.

 It is recommended you plan to arrive early. Allowing extra time to accommodate for heavy vehicle traffic, parking, and walking towards the event location will provide you with a more relaxed and meaningful experience  

Thank you!

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery!  Everyone of ALL ages and background is welcome!

IMPORTANT guidelines for volunteering/participating in the event:

  • Please plan to arrive early, as the ceremony is expected to start promptly at 9:00 am

  • Although attending the ceremony is not mandatory, we encourage you to do so. It honors our military and their families and  is really quite well done and inspiring.
  • Proper protocol requires that the wreath laying is to commence AFTER the culmination of the ceremony. As such, wreaths will be released for distribution and placement at approximately 10-10:30 am.

  • Please be courteous and respectful to fellow participants and ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • It is pertinent that everyone is mindful in following the ceremonial instructions on the proper way to place wreaths. This will be clearly demonstrated and discussed towards the end of the ceremony, prior to the release of the wreaths. They are not to be quickly thrown down or carelessly laid. 
  • If you are leading a youth group that is volunteering, please check in with the Location Coordinator or any member of Civil Air Patrol, for guidance and instruction

The most important thing to remember is to follow these guidelines to contribute to the enjoyment of a wonderful experience for yourself and for everyone sharing in the experience with you!

Thank you so much for helping to  achieve our mission to"Remember, Honor and Teach".

Our Locations

Welcome to Riverside National Cemetery, the largest and busiest National cemetery for military veterans in the United States. Thank you for your interest in supporting our goal to honor as many of our departed veterans as possible for Wreaths Across America Day on December 14, 2019.Please click "View" to learn more about our efforts! We appreciate your consideration to assist with our program!...