The annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony events are this Friday and Saturday, December 15th and 16th.

At The Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, the Patriot Guard Riders of the Western Slope will present the annual Wreaths Across America wreath laying.

Friday, December 15, 2017, at 3:00 PM, the donated wreaths will be placed on every gravesite in the cemetery. It's not too late to participate. Anyone wishing to place wreaths should arrive at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery office, 2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction, before 2:45 PM. On Saturday, December 16, 2017, the Wreaths Across America ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The event begins at 10:00 AM. Everyone is invited to attend.

2017, marks the 26th year that the Worcester Wreath Company, of Harrington, Maine, has donated Christmas wreaths for the graves of our fallen nation’s veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and over 1,200 locations in all 50 states. Wreaths Across America estimates it will place over a million wreaths this year.

The Patriot Guard Riders and the Wreaths Across America program can always use more support. Sponsorships, which can be on a business or an individual basis, consists of providing a single or any number of wreaths for placement on veterans’ gravesites for Christmas. Over the weekend, the Patriot Guard Riders expect to place over 2,300 wreaths here at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. If you would like to donate or volunteer, visit them online by clicking HERE.