Annual Wreath Project ~ Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

Subtitle - Honoring Our Fallen

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America", for an amount of "up to, and including my life."   That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.  --Author Unknown

Our mission is to secure donations to purchase wreaths, ensuring that each grave site at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery is recognized and honored during the holiday season. 

We are also concentrating on raising awareness of this project and encouraging other civic groups, organizations and individuals to join in this effort each year, for this and other cemeteries.

 *September 11, 2020  **NOTE:  This is the proposed schedule IF the program is permitted to occur.  We don't anticipate having a final answer until December, so please check back frequently.


      **Volunteers needed to unload trucks on Friday, Dec. 18th @ 3:30 PM 

  (Teenagers and adults)

Please call or text 707.249.5852 if you are able to help unload trucks and let us know how many in your volunteer group....thank you!  Event goes on, rain or shine!

  **Volunteers needed to place wreaths Saturday, Dec. 19th @ 9:00 AM

~ Wreath placement date is the third Saturday of December in 2020 ~

**SVNC Wreath-laying Event: Saturday, December 19th, starting at 9:00 AM, goes on rain or shine.  This is a public event and all ages are sign up required!  This event draws thousands of volunteers so you are urged to arrive early to allow time to park and walk to the program site; there are uneven walking surfaces, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.  Seating is limited and there are some handicapped parking areas available.  At the conclusion of the short program, all in attendance will be invited to help place the wreaths.
**Following the wreath placement, volunteers are also needed to help transfer the cardboard to dumpsters on-site.  All the cardboard is stacked near the road and volunteers and pick ups are needed to haul to dumpsters.  Hauling can start once the crowd thins out and the roads are clearing.  Cemetery staff there will be point of contact if you have any questions.

**Volunteers needed to pick up wreaths for disposal on-site, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 @ 7:30 AM

 Volunteers may bring a pole or dowel to work in pairs and string wreaths on them for easy pick up.  Wreaths are hauled out to the curb and picked up by garbage trucks.  (All ages)

To sign-up for our email group and keep current with events and volunteer needs at SVNC, send an email to


*September 11, 2020 Update  -  The early delivery and placement information remains the same and we are currently trying to secure a location in Dixon

2020 Early wreath placement

For families wanting a more private placement, wreaths will be available for pick up starting on Sunday, December 13th. You may pick up a wreath for a family member or friend and place it any time before the public event on December 19th.

10 AM - 3 PM  Sunday, Dec 13th (one day only); Caliber Home Loans/Downtown Lending

                        707 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA   (across from Vacaville P.D.)

8 AM - 12 PM  Monday - Friday; Dec 14 - 18; Stocking Real Estate

                        7 E Main Street, Ste D, Winters, CA

                        - Dixon location TBD -


Sacramento Valley National Cemetery
5810 Midway Road
Dixon, CA  95620


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