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Our Mission:   Remember, Honor & Teach 
      WAA Sarasota
Wreaths Across America
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IMPORTANT NOTICE - This year the ceremony will be held at 9:30 am, with the wreath laying to follow at 10:00 am!




 Tuesday 12-2-14
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 available.

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.

Don’t miss out on your last chance to sponsor a wreath!  Don’t say you should have, say you did!   Click here for more WOB information.

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 6,800 wreaths!  Click here to see the historical progress in 2013.  The 2013 ceremony at the Sarasota National Cemetery had every every grave site receiving a memorial wreath placed by volunteers.

             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 sponsorship form 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 timeline.

 

 

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