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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to Family & Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc's Wreaths Across America.  We area Non-Profit Organization and are registered as a "Three for Two" Fundraising Group with Wreaths Across America for Sarasota National Cemetery. For every two wreaths sponsored, a third wreath will be added to our order.

Our Annual Remembrance Ceremony will be held at Patriot Plaza on December 14, 2019 at 10AM.  At the Conclusion of the Ceremony, Family Members will be dismissed FIRST so that they may be the first to place their loved one's wreath.  At 11:00am, the Volunteers and Volunteer Groups 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! With your support, we will place 15,200 wreaths on December 14th.  

 Thank you so much for joining Family & Friends of Sarasota National Cemetery Inc and our Mission to Never Forget. 

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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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Volunteer

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

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August 2019 Fundraising and Location Templates

As we enter the early fall season, many of you have already begun ramping up fundraising efforts; making bigger asks for sponsorships, hosting more events, etc. We wanted to make that huge task a little easier with a few template letters for your guidance....

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From her loving husband, Ed
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Ceremony Details

Location Information

Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL (FLSNCS)
9810 State Rd 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
Click here for the Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL Page

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
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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.  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.

 

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On behalf of the Families of over 20,000 Veterans lying at rest at Sarasota National Cemetery, we wish to thank you for supporting our Mission to Remember our Fallen and Honor our Active Duty Military and Veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2019. The 2019 Theme is"Everyone Plays A Part". We encourage YOU to play a part by sponsoring a wreath, attending our Remembrance Ceremony and participate in the Wreath Laying. To learn more, select "Sponsor Wreaths" and "Volunteer". Everyone does Play a Part! Thank you for your support!...