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HOTH Mission

Wreaths Across America
Calverton National Cemetery

All Military Branches
All Branches incl SpaceForce

Calverton, NY - 12/16/2023


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Rwegion 8, Region 9

About the Mission:

Wreaths Across America (WAA) will be hosted at Calverton National Cemetery on Saturday, December 16. The Support Committee for Calverton National Cemetery is coordinating the WAA event:  Click here to view webpage.

Thank you to the committee and to our volunteers for every effort to honor the service and sacrifice of Veterans. Wreath placement will begin at 9:00 a.m. – volunteers have been assigned start times at 15-minute intervals to help reduce traffic backups. We are slated to receive under 6,000 wreaths and there are a great number of volunteers – volunteers will be able to lay 4 wreaths each. Sections to be decorated are 69 and 27 (section 42 is next to be included if additional wreaths are received). Wreaths will be staged in those sections for the volunteers to place. We ask volunteers to stay mindful of ensuring that wreaths are not placed on headstones and markers with the Star of David emblem of belief unless specifically requested by the families. Other Veterans and families who do not wish a wreath to be placed on their loved one’s grave site may contact our office to be placed on an exception list.

Wreath pickup is January 20, 2024.

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

12/16/2023 at 8:30 am

Staging Location:

Calverton National Cemetery
Section 27
210 Princeton Boulevard,
Calverton, NY 11933

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Mike Osip
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

PGR will be opening up the boxes of wreaths to be distributed to the Volunteers as they come in at their assigned time slot.  Pallets of wreaths will be dropped at those sections (Friday or Thursday}.  PGR will be doing section 27. See RC Mike Osip for further instructions.  L.I. ABATE will be doing section 69.

PGR also will be in charge of getting the cardboard, plastic wrapping and pallets to assembly areato dumpsters for disposal.If you have a pickup truck, it would be very helpful in the disposal to the assembly area. Thank You

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Mike Osip

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