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events and ways to volunteer or donate.
As of 11-26-2014
The 2014 goal has been set at 8,000
wreaths. As of 11/26/14 We only need 1,335 more wreaths
to reach goal!
The deadline to donate online towards reaching this
years goal is this Saturday 11/29/14 at 5:00 p.m.
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
ceremony was held on Saturday December 14, 2013 at
the Sarasota National Cemetery
with every grave site receiving a memorial wreath placed
Volunteers are needed to help lay wreaths starting
at around 8:30 a.m. Family volunteers will begin
laying wreaths at 9:00 a.m. followed by all volunteers
layings wreaths at 9:00 a.m.he
ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Thank you to all the SMA cadet, students, and
parents who volunteered to help spread the word about
Wreaths Across America Sarasota.
Memorial Day Parade on 5-27-13
Congratulatons! In 2013 we exceeded our goal of
funding 6,800 wreaths for the Dec. 14th
Wreaths Across America Sarasota Ceremony. Awesome work. Thanks to everyone who made this
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