Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission at the Bath National Cemetery is to Remember, Honor and Teach about our area service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice - their lives - to keep our country free and safe. It is an event that helps us never forget that the freedoms we enjoy come at a tremendous cost.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) is carried out with coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and over 2,100 locations in all 50 US states, at sea, and abroad - including the Bath National Cemetery at the Bath VA Medical Center. This year’s theme is “Find A Way To Serve.” Placing the wreaths begins immediately following the ceremony, which starts at noon (12:00 pm sharp).
The RSVP Advisory Council supports this unique and moving event by promoting wreath sponsorship. A portion of the proceeds of each wreath sponsored through the RSVP Advisory Council will support the AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP project and encourage volunteerism in Steuben County. A single wreath is only $15, and your sponsorship is tax deductible. You can sponsor a wreath and donate to the RSVP Advisory Council at the Wreaths Across America website no later than November 29th, or by November 23th using the Mail-in Form (PDF).
If you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath-laying ceremony, please visit the above website and follow the link for volunteering. Current information on the Bath WAA Day can be found on the WAA Bath National Cemetery Facebook Page. Please note that we are unable to place grave-specific wreaths. Thank you for supporting the 2022 Wreaths Across America!