2020 So Far
13,288 Wreaths Sponsored
80.5% to Goal
3,212 To Go!

This year, 42 organizations from Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and Charlotte as well as various other Florida Counties are undergoing Fundraising Efforts as part of National Wreaths Across America Day to support this year’s Wreaths Across America Mission at Sarasota National Cemetery. Our Mission is to ensure that over 22,000 of our Military Members, their spouses and their qualified independents interred there will be honored again this year with the placement of live, balsam Veterans Wreaths.

The Wreaths Across America 2020 Mission at Sarasota National Cemetery will span a 3 day period beginning December 17th and ending at 4:45pm on December 19th. 

There will NOT be a Public Ceremony. There will be a Virtual Ceremony available and posted on December 19th on Social media sites, YouTube and various other websites. 


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Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.



Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.



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In the Name Of
by Linda Stephens
Robert Lanese Love you forever!
Personal Message
by Robert D. for Steven Michael Dube, Marine Corps, LCPL, Born 10/14/70, Passed On 05/05/19, Honored by Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL

Taken so young. We miss your smile and laugh every day.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL (FLSNCS)
9810 State Rd 72
Sarasota, FL 34241


December 17 at 08:00 am to 4:45 pm, 18 at 08:00 am to 4:45 pm and 19 at 08:00 am to 4:50 pm, 2020

Meshia R.

Directions to Cemetery

I 75 to Exit #205 (Clark Road/State Rd 72). East on SR 72 4.7 miles to the 2nd (furthest East) Cemetery Entrance.  You will need your registration confirmation at check in.

Follow Local Law Enforcement, VA Police and Mission Staff instructions for entering and exiting the cemetery.  ALL TRAFFIC is ONE WAY FLOW.  No Buses or vehicles containing more than 6 passengers will be permitted on the grounds.

Parking Instructions

Enter SNC at the 2nd Entrance, follow directional signs and traffic attendants instructions at all times. Car Pooling is encouraged and strongly recommended. No buses, no long term parking. Drivers will be directed to a predesignated section to lay wreaths at that section. We ask that you be courteous to volunteers awaiting their opportunity to lay wreaths and leave the grounds as quickly as possible.  Thank you

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

The Wreaths Across America 2020 Mission at Sarasota National Cemetery will span a 3 day period beginning December 17th and ending at 4:45pm on December 19th. For Wreaths Across America at Sarasota National Cemetery, the following modifications have been made to maintain a safe and successful Mission. 
1. Do NOT call Sarasota National Cemetery for information. Please call the Wreaths Across America Chairman at 941-448-6299.
2. There will NOT be a Public Ceremony. There will be a Virtual Ceremony available and posted on December 19th on Social media sites, YouTube and various other websites.
3. Everyone must register. No Registration, no Admittance, no Exceptions.
4. Everyone registering must be willing to comply with COVID-19 Restrictions and National Cemetery Administration’s Directives during the 3 Day Mission.
5. Gloves, Masks are required, Social Distancing is required.
6. No Buses - Buses and larger passenger vehicles containing more than 6 people are not permitted on the cemetery grounds during this three day Mission.
7. Everyone participating must cooperate with the above and with maintaining the number of people on Sarasota National Cemetery’s Federal grounds at any given time by complying with all instructions given at Registration, at Check in and during their time frame on the grounds and follow Mission Staff Instructions.
We will continue to honor “Family First” and have allotted time frames for Family Members Only to lay their loved ones Veterans Wreaths. 
Thursday December 17th – 8am-9am, 9am to 10am or 10am to 11am
Friday, December 18th – 8am to 9am, 9am to 10am
Saturday, December 19th - 8am to 9am, 9am to 10am
IMPORTANT: To insure Family members have the opportunity to lay their loved one’s wreath, the family member registering should email Meshia Richardson, Chairman at with their loved one’s name, Branch of Service and section number if known so that the location will be reserved for Family Only. Family must register to volunteer at
The General Public and our Supporters must register to volunteer. Volunteers are needed beginning on Thursday, December 17th at 11:00 until 4:45pm, Friday, December 18th from 10am until 4:45pm, and Saturday December 19th from 10am until 4:45pm.  
For questions, contact Location Coordinator and Chairman Meshia Richardson at or at 941-448-6299.
Wreaths will be distributed to each vehicle at registration check in. Do not exceed more than six people per vehicle and per registration. Drivers will then be directed to drive to a pre-designated Section where they will lay their wreaths, and instructed to “Say their Name and thank them for their Service and their Sacrifice”.

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Local Groups Supporting Us

Family and Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc (FL0250)

Welcome to Family and Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc.'s Wreaths Across America Page! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Sarasota National Cemetery as a Three for Two Fundraising Group. Our Mission with our Fundraising is to Remember and Honor all of our veterans lying at rest at Sarasota National Cemetery. The first step for Volunteering is to Sponsor Wreaths! Please click the Sponsor Button to donate Wreaths for our 3 for 2 Fundraising Group. Then click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to Register as a Volunteer on one of three days. Thank you joining our Mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

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Partners Making a Difference (MI0227P)

Welcome to Partners Making a Difference (MI0227P)! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was entirely dreamt and built by the employees and owners of Success Mortgage Partners, Inc. and Title Partners, LLC. We are so proud to support Wreaths Across America and help honor and remember as many veterans as possible. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort and then click "Volunteer" to join us for National Wreaths Across America Day. Thank you so much!

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