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

On December 19, 2020 at 10:00am, Sarasota National Cemetery will participate in National Wreaths Across America Day.  This Mission will be held Rain or Shine.

Forecast for Saturday is 100% Chance of Wreath Laying at Sarasota National Cemetery and 2,158 cemeteries nationwide.

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 dismissed 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, spouse and dependent child aloud and Thank them for their service and sacrifice.  

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

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by Monica Randolph for Albert Burney, Air Force, Honored by Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL

In Memory of a wonderful Husband/Father/Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. We love and miss you. -The Burney Family
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Hank was a ball of fire and always on-point. Miss seeing & chatting with him.
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

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

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Saturday, December 19, 2020
12:00 PM

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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 Cemetery Entrance.  Follow Local Law Enforcement, VA Police and Volunteer instructions for entering and parking at the cemetery. Early arrival is encouraged, Car Pooling is encouraged.  Once parking is full in Cemetery, gates will be closed to further traffic.

Forecast for Saturday is 100% Chance of Wreath Laying at Sarasota National Cemetery and 2,158 cemeteries nationwide.

Parking Instructions

Car pooling is recommended as parking is at a premium. Once parking areas are full, the cemetery will be closed to further traffic.  Follow local law enforcement instructions, highway sign instructions, cemetery signs and parking attendants instructions.  We will have seating for 1750 people under Patriot Plaza.  Attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair. Youth are encouraged to attend the ceremony, and will not be serving as Wreath Guardians.  Wreaths will NOT be placed until after Families place first at conclusion of the ceremony.  

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

December 19, 2020 Ceremony and Laying of the Wreaths Details

Forecast for Saturday is 100% Chance of Wreath Laying at Sarasota National Cemetery and 2,158 cemeteries nationwide.

  • 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 with Wreath Retirement on January 9, 2021 at 7am.  Please check in with the Location Coordinator if you are interested in helping with the removal.

 

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 join us for the wreath laying ceremony to be held at Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM. Thank you joining our Mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

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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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