American Legion Post 642 (Stevens Creek) Cupertino, California

Wreaths Across America 2022 Photos

Our 7th annual Wreaths Across Ceremony held on 17 December at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery,was once again a success!  Thanks to the countless volunteers and those who financially supported the event by purchasing the wreaths. Over 1050 wreaths were purchased and laid at the cemetery. The wreaths will remain on the grave markers of the interred Veterans through New Years Day. Below are some of the photos taken during the event. 



                        Pre-ceremony, wreaths stands placed                                                   Monta Vista Choir singing the National Anthem


                   Joe Roberts playing "Amazing Grace"                                                The 17th Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey speaking 


            MG (R) Eldon Requa addressing the crowd                                           


         The uniformed Armed Forces Personnel participating                             Placing the wreaths at the Armed Forces Branch Statues


           Sandy James the MC, Dennis Whittaker the WAA Chairperson                         The Scouts who volunteered for this years' event


               Volunteers placing wreaths on the grave markers                                     Famlies and volunteers assisting with the wreaths



                     A Naval officer laying one of the wreaths                                            The Veterans section after the placment of the wreaths


       A view of the Armed Forces monument section of the cemetery          Post 1st Vice Commander Arturo next to his old Army boss MG Regua