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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the Sarasota National Cemetery's Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 14, 2019 at 10AM, Wreaths Across America will be at Sarasota National Cemetery to Remember our country's fallen heroes at their final resting place. Our Memorial Service begins at 10am. At approximately 10:45, Family Members will be the first to lay their loved one's wreath, with all volunteers present honoring those families their moment of privacy. At 11:00am, the Volunteers will then place the remaining wreaths and when doing so, say the name of each and every veteran aloud and Thank them for their service and sacrifice.  

EVERYONE PLAYS A PART. The first step is to SPONSOR a Wreath! Please help our location lay wreaths at 15,200 Veteran's graves by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. Then, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below,. Cick the "Invite" button to invite your friends and family to join you. 

Thank you so much for supporting our Mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.  

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Sponsor Wreaths

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

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Volunteer

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

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Protecting the Health and Welfare of Our Nation

The health service has grown from the initial corps of just physicians to encompass eleven different health categories including, therapists, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists, to name a few. They are veterans under federal law entitled to all of the benefits, including being buried in a veteran’s cemetery....

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Memory
by Marcia Groom

It is an honor to place this wreath for my husband, Leroy Groom, in his honor for his service to our nation during the Vietnam war. Today, December 15th, 2018 is our 45th wedding anniversary.
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Personal Message
by Donna Soper
Missing you so much EVERY day. Someday we will be together again. Love, Sugar
Check out 150 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

Ceremony Details

Location Information

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

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 AM

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Directions to Cemetery

I 75 to Exit #205 (Clark Road/State Rd 72). East on SR 72 4.7 miles to 2nd Entrance on right.  Follow Parking Attendants Instructions for parking!  Please arrive Early to assure adequate time for parking and seating at Patriot Plaza.

Parking Instructions

Car pooling is recommended as parking is at a premium.  Patriot Plaza seats 2,800 People.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

December 14, 2019 Ceremony and Laying of the Wreaths Details

  • 10:00 AM REMEMBER - Everyone is welcome to attend our Remembrance Ceremony at 10AM. Absolutely no Wreaths to be laid prior to the ceremony.

  • 10:45 AM HONOR - FAMILY FIRST - Laying of the Wreaths will begin after our Ceremony, with Families Members present laying their loved one's Wreath.

  • 11:00 AM TEACH - Volunteers and Groups will be released to lay remaining Wreaths 

  • All Volunteers may place a maximum of two wreaths on the remaining gravesites.

  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.

  • Please follow the Location Coordinator's instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.

  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help Remove the Wreaths on January 11, 2019 at 7am.  Please check in with the Location Coordinator if you are interested in helping with the removal.

 

Local Groups Supporting Us

Sarasota Military Academy (FL0045P)

Welcome to Sarasota Military Academy (FL0045P)! Our location fundraising group is proud to support Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL and to 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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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 join us for the wreath laying ceremony to be held at 10AM on December 14, 2019. Thank you joining our Mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

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