Each year our squadron coordinates a wreath laying ceremony through the Wreaths Across America program for our nation's veterans. Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. We participate in their mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, in taking part of a wreath laying ceremony on the third Saturday of December, while this very same event occurs in veteran cemeteries at other locations and in all 50 states. We lay wreaths at the Winchester National Cemetery, honoring and remembering our nation's veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us.

This event is made possible by the donations of individual wreath sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer truckers. No government funding is received.

Winchester National Cemetery has 5,561 graves. Can you help us meet our goal to lay a wreath on every grave? 

2020 - accepting donations now

2019 - 3,033 wreaths sponsored 

2018 - 1,600 wreaths sponsored

2017 - 1,500 wreaths sponsored

2016 - 2,500 wreaths sponsored

2015 - 612 wreaths sponsored

Please donate using this link to have a wreath sent to Winchester specifically!


For Corporate or Group sponsorship of 10 or more wreaths, our cadets would be pleased to personally appear at your corporate location to receive your contribution.

To learn more about how you can sponsor an individual wreath for $15, please contact us at winchester@vawg.cap.gov



Saturday, December 19th, 2020
1030 - Arrive to lay wreaths  
1200 (noon) - Ceremony 

The general public is welcome to come and assist with laying wreaths, we ask those that would like to lay wreaths arrive at 10:30 am.  The ceremony starts exactly at 12 noon and is in unison with Arlington National Cemetery and all National Cemetery's across the United States.

Parking is along the street and is first come first served, there are no parking spaces at the cemetery.  Please dress accordingly watching the weather reports for up to date conditions.

Directions to Winchester National Cemetery:


Winchester National Cemetery



Photo Galleries: 
The following videos below are provided from TV3 Winchester from our ceremony in 2011.