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2,594 Wreaths Sponsored
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WREATH RETIREMENT JANUARY 6, 2024 AT 8AM

Over 23,000 Veterans were remembered and honored with a Veterans Wreath on December 17, 2023.Volunteers are needed to assist with Wreath Retirement at Sarasota National Cemetery. We will remove our Veterans Wreaths ONLY! Do not remove personal items from our heroes' monuments. Enter at the 2nd Entrance (East) and park at the Maintenance Building. Please wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes(grounds will be damp/wet), garden gloves, and bring a broom handle/PVC pipe/paint pole for carrying multiple wreaths at one time. No garden carts, tarps/sheets or ropes please.  Thank you and Happy Holidays to all!


Update:  Wreath Laying was rescheduled to December 17, 2023. All Veterans Wreaths were laid.

 Due to the impending weather predicted for Sarasota this Saturday and Sunday, we have postponed our Wreath Laying Mission. This decision was made based on the National Weather Service Warnings and Alerts for heavy rainfall, gale force winds, flooding, travel visibility and lightning along with potential tornadic activity in the Sarasota area. Please stay tuned - I will announce new dates and times for wreath laying by Saturday evening.

2023 Wreaths Across America Day at Sarasota National Cemetery. On behalf of over 32,000 Veterans, spouses and qualified dependents lying at rest at Sarasota National Cemetery, we wish to thank you for supporting our Mission to Remember our Fallen, Honor our Active Duty Military and Veterans and Teach younger generations the value of freedoms. This year's Wreaths Across America Theme is Serve and Succeed. We encourage YOU to find a way to Serve by sponsoring a Veterans Wreath today, so we Succeed in Remembering and Honoring all. Thank you for your support!

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

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The Mobile Education Exhibit's Schedule

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Truckload Carriers Association Announces Participation in Wreaths Across America’s Truckloads of Remembrance

The association’s effort will honor and remember our nation’s veterans who were laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery while providing resources for its TCA Scholarship Fund.

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In Memoriam
by Carl V Loweth & Rona G Loweth for Donald Loweth, Honored by Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL

Love you Don.

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In Memoriam
by Arthur Leach for Dennis Pugh, Air Force, Honored by Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL

Denny gave his life to save the life of another. May God bless and keep him now and forevermore.

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Location Information

FLSNCS - Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL
9810 State Rd 72
Sarasota, FL 34241, United States

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December 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Wreath Placement TBD)

Meshia Judd

Directions to Cemetery

I 75 to Exit #205 (Clark Road/State Rd 72). East on SR 72 4.7 miles to the Main Cemetery Entrance.  You will need your PARKING PASS at check in.

Follow Local Law Enforcement, VA Police and Mission Army Staff instructions for entering and exiting the cemetery.  ALL TRAFFIC is ONE WAY FLOW, exit out the East (Maintenance) Entrance.  

Parking Instructions

There is limited parking available on cemetery grounds. Parking Passes will be a mandatory requirement this year and in future years.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

Family First and Volunteer Registration are now open

Local Groups Supporting Us

Team Leidos

Welcome to Team Leidos! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support Arlington National Cemetery 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!

FL0250 - Family and Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc

 Welcome to Family and Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc.'s Wreaths Across America Page! Our location Sponsorship Group is proud to support Sarasota National Cemetery as a Three for Two Sponsorship Group. Our Mission is to Remember and Honor all 23,000 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 Sponsorship Group. Then click "View" to learn more about our effort. Details regarding Volunteer Registration will open mid-November with Family First hours in the morning, general volunteers in the afternoon. Thank you joining our Mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

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