The Vineyard Trails Chapter in Napa, California, participated in the tenth annual event at the California Veterans Home Cemetery in Yountville, California. This location was sponsored by the Rough Riders Motorcycle Club of Dixon, California. Vineyard Trails members helped lay 840 wreaths. This has become an annual event for the Vineyard Trails chapter.
In Corona Del Mar, the Patience Wright Chapter helped to place 254 wreaths at Pacific View Cemetery. This was their first year participating in the program. Also in attendance were the Clara Barton and Irvine Ranch Chapters.
Daughters in San Diego County joined the community and gathered en masse at three national cemeteries – Ft. Rosecrans, Miramar and Greenwood – to lay wreaths on the gravestones of veterans. Following the national Wreaths Across America slogan to: REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that have served and their families, and TEACH our children the value of freedom, Linares Chapter members joined thousands of volunteers for a short ceremonial service and the laying of wreaths.
Linares members were urged to sponsors wreaths and exceeded the chapter’s annual goal by donating 112 wreaths of the 4,032 that were placed at Miramar National Cemetary! Nineteen members and their families showed up to participate in the ceremonies. Linares Daughters staffed the snack area and provided refreshments for the wreath laying volunteers to the tune of: 400 cups of coffee, 1,000 bottles of water and over 40 dozen cookies, bagels and sweet rolls and breads.
Other District XIV Chapters also participated in wreath laying ceremonies held at the three cemeteries included De Anza, Center of the Valley, La Jolla, Letitia Coxe Shelby, Ranch Buena Vista and Santa Marguerita.