Wreaths Across America

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 to never forget that the freedoms we enjoy came at a great 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 “Live Up To Their Legacy.” Immediately following the noon (12:00 pm, sharp) ceremony, the wreaths will be placed on veterans’ markers.

Our goal for 2021 is to place at least 7,500 wreaths. Will you join us by donating, and if possible, participating in the wreath-laying event on December 18? The RSVP Advisory Council is showing support for 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 promote volunteerism in Steuben County. A single wreath is only $15 and your sponsorship is tax deductible. Please support this great cause by donating on-line at the Wreaths Across America website no later than November 30th or no later than November 26th using the Mail-in Form (PDF) on the reverse side.

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 at the WAA Bath NY National Cemetery Facebook page. Please note that there is no placing of grave-specific wreaths. 

Thank you for supporting the 2021 Wreath Across America!