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

On December 14, 2019, Sarasota National Cemetery will participate in National Wreaths Across America Day.  This Mission will be held Rain or Shine.

Our Remembrance Ceremony begins at 10:00am. 

At approximately 10:40am, anyone attending our Ceremony who has a Family Member interred at Sarasota National Cemetery will be dismisse 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! Please help Sarasota National Cemetery Volunteers lay wreaths at 15,000 Veteran's graves by clicking the red "Sponsor" button. 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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Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

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Ceremony Details

Location Information

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

22,000
14,600
13,355

Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 AM

Meshia R.

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. Car Pooling is encouraged!

Parking Instructions

Car pooling is recommended as parking is at a premium. Enter the 2nd Entrance to the Cemetery and follow signs and Parking Attendants instructions.  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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