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

Welcome to the Wreaths Across America Sarasota group Wreaths Across America Page. 

On December 18th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. we will be helping the Sarasota National Cemetery and the Community 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 Wreaths Across America!

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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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Click here to spread the word encourage your friends to sponsor, volunteer or keep up with our news.


Wreaths Across America Advances Its Mission

This is the second time WAA – whose mission is to Remember the fallen, Honor those that served, and Teach the next generation the value of Freedom – has collaborated with ABMC and sent U.S.-made balsam fir wreaths to be placed on foreign soil....

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....

75 recent news items exist. Click "View All News" to see them all....

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Memory
by Cheryl Riedler
In memory of our son Spc. Christopher M. North. US Army. 1985-2007
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In Memoriam
by Jeffrey Cramer
In memory of U.S. Navy Submarine Service Photographer WWII veteran Jerry Cramer and Mrs. Jean P. Cramer, dedicated mother and nurse.
Check out 38 "Remember" recent messages from our supporters. Click "View Remember Wall" to see them all.

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
10:00 AM

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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!...