REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Welcome to the Winding Waters Chapter NSDAR (FL0251P)'s Wreaths Across America Page.
On December 17, 2022 at 09:00 am to 11:30 am, Winding Waters Chapter NSDAR (FL0251P) will be helping Florida National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.
Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.
Thank you so much for supporting the Winding Waters Chapter NSDAR (FL0251P) and Wreaths Across America!
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6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513, United States
Click here for the Florida National Cemetery Page
Directions to Cemetery
Navigation systems do an adequate job finding the cemetery. When you arrive, please follow the staff and signs to the area you signed up to volunteer. We do however ask that you enter from the north using exit 314, then West on Hwy 48, turn left onto Co Rd 625, turn right onto Co Rd 476W for 1.6m then left onto Co Rd 476B South. The cemetery entrance will be on your right. Entering from this direction helps to alleviate traffic from I-75. Please sign-up for wreath distribution timeslots. You can find a map of the trailer locations under the PHOTOS tab or follow our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WreathsAcrossAmericaBushnell for updates and announcements.
Parking InstructionsAll traffic will be ONE WAY when you enter the cemetery. We ask that you PARK ON THE LEFT, DRIVE ON THE RIGHT. This will help us to continue the movement of traffic. You can reference a map, under the PHOTOS tab here on our website. We will have two areas open for lot parking, one in the 600 block and one in the 400 block (adjacent to the ceremony section) Staff will direct you into these lots to help with overflow. Once you have received your wreaths you are able to go to any section in the cemetery to place your wreaths, just remember traffic will continue to be one way, so it might mean circling back. After you have placed your wreaths we ask that you leave the cemetery to allow others to Remember our fallen veterans. This will help us to continue to move traffic. Two exits, Maintenance or the Main Exit. We ask that you honor our volunteers and FNC staff with parking/traffic control. Thank you for your help in our mission to Remember~Honor~Teach.
Ceremony and Volunteer Information
We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Florida National Cemetery. Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.
Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:
- Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
- 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.