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As of 9-20-2014
The 2014 goal has been set at 8,200
wreaths. When this goal 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
Monday 11/10/14 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 8:45 a.m. and the
ceremony will begin at approximately between 10:30 - 11:00 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 2012 we exceeded
our goal of funding 5,222 wreaths for the Dec. 15th
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 5,200 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 2nd, 2013. 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
2012. We will have a 2013 fundraising progress
timeline soon. Site last updated 11-4-13