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Wreaths Across America Volunteers are needed ot help
clean up over 8,000 wreaths this Saturday 1/10/15
starting at 7:30 a.m. All you have to do is
show up at the Sarasota National Cemetery at 7:30 a.m. The
cemetery staff will arrive at 7:00 and need about 30
minutes preparation for everyone to begin at 7:30.
It's helpful if you can bring a broom stick handle (you
can carry several wreaths at one time).
The Wreaths Across America Sarasota Ceremony is this
Saturday December 13th at the Sarasota National
Cemetery. The Ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and
will be followed with the laying of wreaths by family
and volunteers at 10:00 a.m. Please arive
early to allow time for parking.
We did it... we reached our goal this year!
Thank you to everyone who made this possible. The
last two years the Sarasota National Cemetery has been
the only cemetery in the country with over 500+ grave
sites to reach goal to cover all head stones with a
wreath. This marks our 3rd year in a row that our
community has reached goal ... AWESOME! Donations
can be made year round online and will go towards
reaching the goal for next year.
DEADLINE EXTENDED . . .
The deadline to donate online towards reaching our goal
is midnight tomorrow, Monday December 1st.
Progress will be updated as wreath counts become
The 2014 goal has been set at 8,000
wreaths. As of 7:00 p.m. need 499 Wreaths to reach
our goal! We can do it as a community.
The deadline to donate online towards reaching this
years goal is this Saturday 11/29/14 at 5:00 p.m.
EST. Please donate now. We hit the goal of
sponsoring 100 wreaths in a little over an hour at World
of Beer today and the owners donated $500. Thank
you to everyone who helped... we had several people
drive out of their way to drop off donations, we had
patrons from neighboring businesses donate, and of
course numerous WOB customers some of which sponsored 20
or more wreaths each. Thank you.
FINAL FUNDRAISING EVENT will take place this
Friday 11/28/14 from 7 am to 5pm. Join Wreaths
Across America Sarasota at
The World of Beer this Friday. Sponsor a
wreath for $15 and get a free Pint of Goose Island beer
and eat for free (breakfast from 7 am to noon and lunch
from noon to 5 pm). Donate an additional $5 and
you will be entered into our grand prize raffle.
There will be live music and Maverick and Lulu from
106.5 CTQ will be there live from 3pm to 5pm.
WOB is located at 8217 Tourist Center Drive, Sarasota,
FL 34201, 941-306-5868.
When the goal of 8,000 wreaths is reached every grave site at
the Sarasota National Cemetery will receive a
remembrance wreath sponsorship. At the wreath
laying ceremony on Saturday 12/13/14 a volunteer will
personally lay the wreath. The deadline for
donations is 12/1/14.
You can volunteer to walk the Veterans Day Parade on
Tuesday 11/11/14 with the Sarasota Mlitary Academy cadets
and Wreaths Accross America Sarasota volunteers.
You can participate by being at the Sarasota Military
academy by 8:45 the day of the parade.
The ceremony clean up date is set for Saturday 1/10/15.
Thank you to all who attended the 2013 ceremony.
There was record attendance. You can see
over 400 pictures of the ceremony on our
Facebook page together with videos on FB and
YouTube.com Also, please like
our page if you have not already.
Our 2013 community goal was achieved to raise sponsorship for
wreaths! Click here to
see the historical progress in 2013. The 2013
the Sarasota National Cemetery
had every every grave site receiving a memorial wreath placed
Memorial Day Parade on 5-27-13
Wreaths Across America Sarasota is a non-profit
organization dedicated to honoring and thanking our
veterans for their service and sacrifice. The Wreaths
Across America mission is to “Remember, Honor, and
Teach”. The annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington
National Cemetery started in 1992 is now performed
around the country at various locations that include the
Sarasota National Cemetery that now has over 7,500 gravesites.
Individuals and businesses can either purchase a wreath
for $15 each or they can donate whatever amount they
choose. The cut off date for donations is December 1st, 2014. If you
would like your donation to sponsor a wreath to be layed at a
specific gravesite either complete the
and return it by fax, email or mail or you can simply donate
online and let us know the name of the veteran, burial section,
and burial site in the special instructions upon checkout.
Click HERE to see our fundraising progress