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Welcome to the Highlanders Chapter U.S. Military Vets MC Wreaths Across America Page. 

The summer of 2006 a group of our brothers came across the Wreaths Across America website and realized The Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL had not been enrolled to receive wreaths. These U.S. Military Vets M/C brothers with pride and ambition hosted the first Wreath laying ceremony later that same year to honor their fallen Brothers and Sisters. The event may have started out small, but we did it with honor and pride so, with 7 Ceremonial Wreaths, 40 people in attendance and in pouring rain, we held our first ceremony.

In 2007 Worchester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine decided to open up the individual wreath laying to Cemeteries across the Nation. With the help of the Civil Air Patrol and few other sponsoring groups we were able to place 88 holiday wreaths on the graves our second year. 

In 2017 over 20,000 wreaths were laid as a result of the expanded community involvement and support from many organizations here in Florida. We of the U.S. Military Vets MC are just one cog in a massive machine seeking to provide continued resources to ensure our fallen Brothers and Sisters are never forgotten. We look forward to continuing the fight and honoring the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach! REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

On December 14, 2024 at 11:00 am (Wreath Placement Staggered Times), our Brotherhood 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 continue to honor and remember our brothers and sisters. True heroes of our Great Nation by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting Wreaths Across America!

Sponsor Wreaths

Click "Sponsor Wreaths" to sponsor a wreath and help us reach our goal of honoring every veteran at the cemetery.

Volunteer

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

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Location Information

FLNCBU - Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513, United States
Click here for the Florida National Cemetery Page

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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.   Follow our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WreathsAcrossAmericaBushnell for updates and announcements.   

Parking Instructions

All 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.  

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for helping Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Our Locations

FLNCBU - Florida National Cemetery

Welcome to FLNCBU - Florida National Cemetery and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Staggered Times). Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers.

Group Members

Meggan B's WAA Page (FL0386 - US Military Veterans MC FL Chapter 11)

Welcome to my personal fundraising page for Wreaths Across America. I am working hard to support US Military Veterans MC FL Chapter 11 and Florida National Cemetery in our joint effort to fulfill WAA's mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. Please click "View" to learn more about me and my effort and to help me cover as many graves on Wreaths Across America day, December 14, 2024 (Wreath Placement Staggered Times) at 12:00 PM.