WAA Event Information
Wreaths Across America 2020
The Bismarck Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol is once again supporting the Wreaths Across America (WAA) effort at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. As you know, this year is like no other. Due to national COVID restrictions that are outside of our control, the event will be very different this year. We ask for your patience and support as we make our best effort to continue this important event within the limitations we’ve been given.
There will be no in-person ceremony this year. We will be recording a ceremony ahead of time and making it available on Facebook and our website on December 19, the National Wreaths Across America Day. There will not be a large gathering like we have hosted in the past.
Wreaths will be placed throughout the day on December 19th. Wreath placement will be done in two time frames. The first time frame will be for those that would like to place a wreath on a specific headstone. This will take place from 9 am until 11 am. In this first time frame we ask that people only place a wreath on the specific headstone they sponsored.
The second time frame will take place from 11 am until 1 pm and will be for the general public to place the rest of the wreaths. People may come at any time during this time frame. In this second time frame the public may place as many wreaths as they would like. We ask that you only place one wreath per headstone to make sure every headstone receives a wreath. We also ask that when a box of wreaths is emptied you please break down the cardboard box and place it in the dumpsters provided. We will announce on our Facebook page if all of the wreaths have been placed before 1 pm.
Any participation is at your own risk and we ask everyone participating to follow state and local health guidelines.
If, after this point something beyond our control happens to prevent us from receiving the wreaths, all sponsorships made this year will be applied to 2021. Again, we ask for your patience and support. We strongly believe in the WAA mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach about the service and sacrifice of our military veterans. We will do everything we can, within the limitations placed on us, to achieve this mission.
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To Sponsor a Wreath
Wreaths can be sponsored online using a credit card or by check. Sponsorships must be made by December 4, 2020. Please see the Sponsor A Wreath page here.
Questions And Concerns
If you have any questions about the event, please read the Frequently Asked Questions page first. Do NOT call the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Our contact info can be found here.