Wreaths Across Canada

wreaths in the snow

Join us on the first Sunday of December, when Wreaths Across Canada will conduct a wreath laying ceremony at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. Members of the public are invited to lay a wreath for a fallen member of our military. Wreaths are provided by Wreaths Across Canada through the generous donations of Canadians and Canadian Companies.

It is our goal to expand this program so that all military graves across Canada will receive a wreath on the first Sunday of December each year.

With over 225,000 deceased members of the Canadian Armed Forces buried in cemeteries coast-to-coast, WREATHS ACROSS CANADA encourages Canadians to make a personal connection with veterans, interred at burial sites, by placing balsam wreaths at their headstones. This ceremony is carried out on the first Sunday of December, at a time of year when families typically begin to gather.

WREATHS ACROSS CANADA was both inspired and modelled after Wreaths Across America , where their laying of wreaths ceremonies take place at over 300 military cemeteries in the United States of America before the Christmas holidays. In this way, WREATHS ACROSS CANADA encourages all communities to take similar steps to personally recognize and reflect upon the sacrifices and contributions of Canada’s greatest heroes.

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