The Honor Squad would not exist without a need to help serve fallen veteran’s and their families at Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. Below you will find a small description of where we serve and who helps sustain our group.
Dayton National Cemetery
The Dayton National Cemetery was established in 1867 as the final resting place for soldier’s who passed away while living at the Central Branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The cemetery was created out of the 80 acres north of the Central Branch.
At first, burials were limited to those soldiers who died while receiving care at the Central Branch. The first interment was Corporal Cornelius Solly, who fought in the Civil War. Eventually, the Central Branch would evolve into a Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the interments at the cemetery grew to include all military veterans.
Today, the Dayton National Cemetery has over 60,000 interments and has a veteran from every major conflict in American history, starting with the Revolutionary War. Currently, five Medal of Honor recipients call the cemetery their final resting place.
To learn more about the Dayton National Cemetery, eligibility, or other important information, please visit:
Dayton National Cemetery
Our purpose is to facilitate the enhancement, maintenance, expansion, and support of the Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio, along with events commemorating all U.S. Military Veterans.
Activities of the DNC Support Committee involve the following:
* Assisting the cemetery director in establishing events and programs which serve our veterans
and their families, that are not otherwise funded
* Enlisting support from other veteran service organizations, as well as support from local,
state, and federal officials
* Assisting with patriotic programs, ceremonies, special events, and features not funded under
the cemetery operating budget
* Generating public support of the Dayton National Cemetery
Our vision is to preserve the assets and history of the Dayton National Cemetery and make it the archetype for enshrining, honoring, and giving lasting tributes to the final resting places of our American Veterans that commemorate their service to our nation.
The Dayton National Cemetery Support Committee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that completely relies on volunteers and donations to fulfill its mission and purpose. All contributions are tax deductible.
To learn more about the Dayton National Cemetery Support Committee, please visit:
Wreaths Across America
REMEMBER the Fallen…
HONOR those who Serve…
TEACH our children the value of FREEDOM.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths. These may be purchased all year long. You can also volunteer on Wreaths Day by helping to place them on graves in December or clean them up in January. You can invite friends, family, and even your company staff members to attend with you. It’s a very humbling experience to witness and participate in.
Thank you so much for supporting the Dayton National Cemetery Support Committee (OH0037P) and Wreaths Across America!
Please visit the following link for sponsoring a wreath or to get more information: