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 boughs, 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.


      **Volunteers needed to unload trucks - Friday, December 9th**

  (Teenagers and adults; arrive by 3:15 PM)

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 boughs - 

Saturday, December 10th, starting at 8:00 AM

**Updates will be posted on our Facebook page: Wreath Project (Sacramento Valley National Cemetery).  You are encouraged to check back here frequently and check the FB page.  You may want to join the email group ([email protected]) for event information and year-round updates as well.

**Following the bough 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 boughs for disposal on-site - 

Saturday, January 14th, starting at 7:30 AM

 Volunteers may bring a pole or dowel to work in pairs and string boughs on them for easy pick up.  Boughs are hauled out to the curb and picked up by garbage trucks.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome and this usually takes 90 minutes or so; no sign-up required...just show up!

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


2022 Early bough placement

For families and friends wanting a more private placement, boughs will be available for pick up at the following locations starting on Saturday, December 3rd.  You may pick up a bough and place it any time before the public event Saturday, December 10th.  You will notice that this year there will be an early pick up location at the cemetery and it will be a drive-thru station again.  You do not need to donate to participate.  Call or text 707.249.5852 for any questions. 

*10 AM - 1 PM:  Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th (weekend only);  at SVNC


*Dixon locations *

8 AM - 4 PM:   Mon - Fri; December 5th -- 9th; Grow West, 8751 Pedrick Road


8 AM - 4 PM:  Mon - Fri; December 5th -- 9th; Dixon Chamber of Commerce,          

                                                                              220 N Jefferson Street


*Winters location*

8 AM - 12 PM: Mon - Fri; December 5th -- 9th; Stocking Real Estate, 7 E Main Street, Ste D 

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