Support Committee

Riverside National Cemetery
Support Committee
PO Box 7519, Redlands, CA 92375
Voice: 909-957-3982 – FAX: 909-874-0670
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Next Event: Memorial Day, May 25, 2015

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Wreaths Across America

For those interested in Wreaths Across America at Riverside National Cemetery.

Every year before Christmas we place thousands of holiday wreaths on service members graves in every National cemetery across the country. This year the ceremony will be on Saturday, December 13th. The Riverside National Cemetery ceremony will begin at 9am.

The public is welcome to attend, we are happy to have your participation. Please dress appropriately this is a formal event, wear slacks and button up shirt or dress of appropriate length. (No tee-shirts, shorts, flip flops etc…) Military and retired military are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform.

Please help add to our number of wreaths too. Please share this with as many people as possible. Wreaths must be purchased by Dec 2nd to be at this years ceremony.

Don’t forget to buy as may wreaths as your budget allows. CLICK HERE to sponsor wreaths.

These special wreaths are provided by individuals such as you as well as corporate donations. The wreaths are $15.00 each and will be delivered and placed all at the same time across the country at the National cemetery of your choice.

We are of course coordinating the ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery again this year. You are welcome to attend this special ceremony along with us and help place some wreaths. My first priority is of course to get as many wreaths donated as possible. Please help by purchasing a wreath or two or four…...

We still need a lot of help with our wreath numbers for Riverside National Cemetery this year. Please, if there is any way you can help purchase some wreaths, click the link below. The wreath sales are available all year long, but we only have a few days left to order for this years delivery. I would love to see everyone at the ceremony too if you can make it.. I encourage you to share this email with friends and co-workers. Every little bit helps.

Thanks so much for your help in this, and let me know if you are interested in attending the ceremony on Saturday December 13th. This really means a lot to many people.
For more information please go to this link -

Here is a map to the Ceremony location >> MAP
Here is a video about Wreaths Across America >> VIDEO

Thanks again for your help.
Ken Benner, Maj.
Riverside National Cemetery
Wreaths Across America
Volunteer Location Coordinator
Activities Officer
March Field Composite Squadron 45
Civil Air Patrol PCR-CA-007
(951) 634-5023

A Flag For Every Hero - 2015 Memorial Day Event

Hello everyone,

Preparations are beginning for our return to Riverside National Cemetery to place flags in honor of our fallen service members for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is Monday, May 25th this year and we will be placing the flags on Saturday, May 23rd. Please mark your calendars now and I will continue to send updates as the time gets closer.

With every event there are lessons learned to make it run more smoothly the next time. I learned a few things this past Veterans Day and will be incorporating a couple changes to hopefully make the event more organized. If you are interested in being more involved as a volunteer, it would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know by sending me a message.

Additionally, please continue to spread the word to get more community members and businesses involved. This is a great way to show your respect and honor to our military members who have sacrificed so much and a great learning opportunity for our youth.

This is a 100% volunteer / community supported program made possible only through generous tax deductible donations and fundraising events. We have made tremendous progress in only a few short years and I hope to continue with this mission for many years to come.

Have a great day and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

(714) 325-8301

Memorial Day - Each May on the National Holiday. Ceremonies are held in the Amphitheater, the same location and time as Veterans Day. Each year updates will be posted for that year's ceremony.

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Veterans Day - November 11, Follow signs to the Amphitheater from main entrance. 10:30 am musical prelude, 11 am ceremony begins. Information for the current year's ceremony will be posted here as soon as it is available.

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"Concert for Heroes" This free annual concert began in 2001 and is the only symphonic concert held in a National Cemetery. The Inland Empire/Riverside Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a program of patriotic and popular classics. The amphitheather only holds about 2700. Last year's attendance was just under 7,000. Most people bring lawn charis or blankets and enjoy the concert under the stars. The program should conclude by 9:30 p.m.

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Unclaimed Veteran Services - Project description:

Since 1992 patriots from the RNC Staff, RNC Support Committee and the Community have gathered to honor the 35 or so "Indigent or Unclaimed" Veterans who are interred each month at Riverside National Cemetery. They are homeless, indigent or have just lost touch with family and friends.

The Ceremony Their names are given... their rank, branch of Military service and era of service are acknowledged before those in attendance... the traditional Navy bell is rung after each name... the March ARB Honor Guard snaps to attention and the firing party honors these Veterans with the traditional 21 gun salute... the buglier fades in with taps... and finally the American flag is presented to an audience member... "On behalf of a Grateful Nation" for this Veteran's faithful service!" concludes the service with his ever comforting thoughts.

When: On the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a. m. Where: Shelter G, Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd. Riveside, California 92518

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Tree of Remembrance - Leaves available for purchase to honor a loved one. Contact Jeannie Gushwa, at 951-653-0656, e-mail: for further information. A form and more information is available here.

POW/MIA Memorial Dedication

 ~ Honoring Those Who Served ~


Riverside National Cemetery
22495 Van Buren Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92518
(951) 653-8417
FAX (951) 653-5233

Directions To Cemetery

Cemetery Administration Office hours of operations are:
Monday through Friday 8;00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Except Memorial Day - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Office is closed Federal Holidays
except Memorial Day and Veterans Day
Visitation Hours:
Open daily from Dawn to Dusk every day.