This year, 42 organizations from Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and Charlotte as well as various other Florida Counties are undergoing Fundraising Efforts as part of National Wreaths Across America Day to support this year’s Wreaths Across America Mission at Sarasota National Cemetery. Our Mission is to ensure that over 22,000 of our Military Members, their spouses and their qualified independents interred there will be honored again this year with the placement of live, balsam Veterans Wreaths.
The Wreaths Across America 2020 Mission at Sarasota National Cemetery will span a 3 day period beginning December 17th and ending at 4:45pm on December 19th.
There will NOT be a Public Ceremony. There will be a Virtual Ceremony available and posted on December 19th on Social media sites, YouTube and various other websites.
A Fish Story Like None Other
For the last two years, retired veterans' wreaths have been collected and turned into fish habitat in Tygart Lake providing shelter from predators increasing their chances of maturing and spawning....
Wreaths Across America's Kid's Corner Presents Ellie Smith
Ellie continues to live up to their legacy in 2021, and someday Ellie would like to personally lay a veteran's wreath against her Grandpa Marshall Crews' headstone at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Colorado....
In Honor Of
by Regina Haney for Francis Tupin , Marine Corps, Honored by Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL
by Janis G. for Stephen Gibson, Navy, E-5, Honored by Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL
9810 State Rd 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
Directions to Cemetery
I 75 to Exit #205 (Clark Road/State Rd 72). East on SR 72 4.7 miles to the 2nd (furthest East) Cemetery Entrance. You will need your registration confirmation at check in.
Follow Local Law Enforcement, VA Police and Mission Staff instructions for entering and exiting the cemetery. ALL TRAFFIC is ONE WAY FLOW. No Buses or vehicles containing more than 6 passengers will be permitted on the grounds.
Parking InstructionsEnter SNC at the 2nd Entrance, follow directional signs and traffic attendants instructions at all times. Car Pooling is encouraged and strongly recommended. No buses, no long term parking. Drivers will be directed to a predesignated section to lay wreaths at that section. We ask that you be courteous to volunteers awaiting their opportunity to lay wreaths and leave the grounds as quickly as possible. Thank you
Ceremony and Volunteer InformationThe Wreaths Across America 2020 Mission at Sarasota National Cemetery will span a 3 day period beginning December 17th and ending at 4:45pm on December 19th. For Wreaths Across America at Sarasota National Cemetery, the following modifications have been made to maintain a safe and successful Mission.
To sponsor a wreath and stay informed about this year’s event details, we encourage you to visit https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/159308/Overview/?relatedId=15652