Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that places beautiful wreaths on Veteran gravesites every year in December.
Thanks to the generous support of the Orange Coast Elks District, this is the third year that Santa Ana Cemetery will participate with Wreaths Across America.
The Elks will hold a wreath presentation ceremony at Santa Ana Cemetery on Saturday, December 17, 2022. (Time of the event is still to be determined.)
After the ceremony, volunteers who wish to help lay wreaths at Santa Ana Cemetery may come to the park to place wreaths until the supply of wreaths are gone. Wreaths will be positioned at various stations throughout the cemetery.
To sponsor a wreath to be placed on the grave of a veteran follow these instructions:
1. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/casacc
2. From this page you can sponsor wreaths or volunteer to help place wreaths.
3. If you would like a portion of the proceeds to benefit one of the fundraising groups, scroll down to see "Local Groups Supporting Us" and select the Santa Ana Elks.
Wreaths cost $15.00 each. Please be advised that wreath placements cannot be assigned to specific gravesites and are placed randomly on veteran graves. Also, sponsoring a wreath does not guarantee you will be able to place a wreath. Most years there are not enough wreaths sponsored to cover every veteran who is interred. When wreath placement begins, if you did not sponsor a wreath, please wait at least ten minutes to allow those who did sponsor a wreath to have an opportunity to place at least one wreath.
Wreaths ordered are delivered to the cemetery prior to the wreath placement ceremony in December.