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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 15, 2018 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 place 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 to our country.

The first step to Volunteering is to SPONSOR a Wreath! Please help our location lay wreaths at 13,500 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 Sarasota National Cemetery and Wreaths Across America!

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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

18,400
13,500
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
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.  

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Sarasota National Cemetery. The first and most important step to volunteering is to SPONSOR a wreath. Then, please do not forget to register to volunteer for Wreath Placement!  

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone is welcome to attend our Remembrance Ceremony at 10AM.
  • Wreath Placement will begin after our Ceremony, with Families placing their loved one's Wreath at approximately 10:45am.  After 15 minutes of privacy, 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 coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

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 and 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 planned for 10AM on December 15, 2018. Thank you joining our Mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

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Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent 17 (FL0305P)

Welcome to Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent 17 (FL0305P)! 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 the wreath laying ceremony planned for 12:00 PM on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Thank you so much!

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