Holiday Wreath Laying Ceremony Saturday

Holiday wreaths veterans cemeteryAnnual Holiday Wreath Laying Ceremony

Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery In Dublin  

1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 16, 2023  


  • Annual ceremony to place holiday wreaths on all graves of veterans and family members interred at state veterans cemetery.
  • Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery is one of three state veterans cemeteries operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS).
  • Ceremony and wreath laying in partnership with Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery Volunteers and other community partners.
  • Members of the public and media invited and encouraged to attend and participate.


  • Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Public should arrive at cemetery by 12:30 p.m.


  • Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery

5550 Bagging Plant Road

Dublin, Va. 24084

  • Disabled parking available on cemetery grounds on first-come, first-served basis
  • Public parking available at Dublin Park directly across from cemetery with shuttle bus service beginning at 11:30 a.m.


  • Master of Ceremonies: Capt. Gary Powers (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
  • Keynote Speaker: Emil Moldovan, Commander, American Legion Post #58 & Navy veteran
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Gilleran, (U.S. Army, Ret.)
  • Benny Skeens, Mayor, Town of Dublin
  • Virginia State Police Color Guard
  • Virginia National Guard 29th Division Band
  • Representatives of all military service branches and veteran-service organizations