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Welcome to Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol's Wreaths Across America Page!

On December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony), our Squadron will join Civil Air Patrol members from across the country in helping to REMEMBER and HONOR our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.  Our Squadron is once again committed to supporting the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.

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.

To learn more about our Squadron you can visit our website at, "like" us on Facebook at, and/or follow us on Instagram @bccmd071.

Thank you so much for supporting our Squadron and Wreaths Across America!

"REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom."

Sponsor Wreaths

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


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


Click here to spread the word encourage your friends to sponsor, volunteer or keep up with our news.

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In Memory Of
by Joe and Ellen Molinaro for John Babb, US Public Health Service RADM, Honored by Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

In Memory Of
by Joe and Ellen Molinaro for Kevin Dermanoski, US Public Health Service Capt, Honored by Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

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Location Information

MDCHVC - Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Hwy
Cheltenham, MD 20623, United States
Click here for the Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Page


December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement Immediately Following Ceremony)

Lynn Tarburton

Directions to Cemetery

Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Cheltenham - MDCHVC -  is located at 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham MD  20623 Parking is limited on the grounds of MDCHVC.

Please like our Facebook page at "Wreaths Across America at Cheltenham, MD" for recent updates.

Parking Instructions

Parking is limited, please ride-share. Groups of 10 people or more should consider Bus Service drop-off and pick-up. Overflow parking is south of cemetery at the State of Maryland Medical Supply center.

Please like our Facebook page "Wreaths Across America at Cheltenham, MD" for updates.


Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America event at Maryland Cheltenham Veterans 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 event:

  • Registration is requested via the Wreaths across America MDCHVC page.
  • Sponsored "Grave Specific" purchased wreaths requires a family or friend to lay the wreath Saturday 9-11am.
  • General Wreath laying will immediately follow the Wreath Dedication Ceremony at 12 noon, this ceremony will be held at the Columbariums near Section H.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Wreaths are laid every 3rd gravestone, as we are not 100% covered.
  • 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.  All empty cardboard boxes must be brought to the cemetery roads so they can be properly disposed of before 3 pm.   Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.
  • Please ride-share as parking is limited.

The most importantly remember we are here to honor and remember our loved ones, our heroes, the veterans passed. Thank you for helping Wreaths across America achieve our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

Our Locations

MDCHVC - Maryland Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

Welcome to MDCHVC - Maryland Cheltenham Veterans 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.