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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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In memory of our son Spc. Christopher M. North. US Army. 1985-2007
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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 19, 2020
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 Cemetery Entrance.  Follow Local Law Enforcement, VA Police and Volunteer instructions for entering and parking at the cemetery. Early arrival is encouraged, Car Pooling is encouraged.  Once parking is full in Cemetery, gates will be closed to further traffic.

Forecast for Saturday is 100% Chance of Wreath Laying at Sarasota National Cemetery and 2,158 cemeteries nationwide.

Parking Instructions

Car pooling is recommended as parking is at a premium. Once parking areas are full, the cemetery will be closed to further traffic.  Follow local law enforcement instructions, highway sign instructions, cemetery signs and parking attendants instructions.  We will have seating for 1750 people under Patriot Plaza.  Attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair. Youth are encouraged to attend the ceremony, and will not be serving as Wreath Guardians.  Wreaths will NOT be placed until after Families place first at conclusion of the ceremony.  

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

December 19, 2020 Ceremony and Laying of the Wreaths Details

Forecast for Saturday is 100% Chance of Wreath Laying at Sarasota National Cemetery and 2,158 cemeteries nationwide.

  • 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 with Wreath Retirement on January 9, 2021 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 22,000 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, Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM. 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!...