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National Wreaths Across America Day December 14, 2019

2019 CEREMONY

SARASOTA NATIONAL CEMETERY

9810 S.R.72

SARASOTA, FLORIDA 34241


Our Remembrance Ceremony and Wreath Laying for Sarasota National Cemetery will be held at Patriot Plaza on December 14, 2019. 


We encourage everyone to arrive at the cemetery by 9:00am and to carpool if possible.  No Wreaths will be laid prior to the ceremony.


MISSION TIMES


8:00am - Motorcycle Escort arrives


10:00am to 10:30am - Remembrance Ceremony to be held at Patriot Plaza.  Arrive EARLY to park and be seated at Patriot Plaza. There are Attendants and Staff on site to assist with transportation to and from Patriot Plaza.

   
10:30am to 11:00am - Families First - The Laying of the Wreaths will begin at 10:30am for Individuals PRESENT who have a Family Member interred at Sarasota National Cemetery. They will lay their loved one's Wreath first.   


11:00am to 11:30am - All Remaining Volunteers will lay Wreaths and say the Veteran's names aloud   

  • All Volunteers may place a maximum of two wreaths on the remaining gravesites.
  • All Volunteers will read the name of the Veteran and thank them for their service.
  • 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 Retire the Wreaths on January 11, 2020 at Daybreak.  Please check in with the Location Coordinator if you are interested in helping with the removal and retirement.
  • Please abide by the Rules and Regulations of the National Cemetery Association when attending any event at our National Cemetery.  


Today, be honored and humbled...  You Placed A Wreath On The Grave Of  An American Hero....  Never Forget....  Remember... Honor...Teach   


Meshia A. Richardson, Chairman & Location Coordinator 

Wreaths Across America Sarasota National Cemetery 

941-448-6299 www.sarasotawreaths.com

If you have a loved one buried at Sarasota National, please consider sponsoring a wreath for 

2019 National Wreaths Across America Day December 14, 2019  

TO VOLUNTEER, REGISTER HERE

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WREATH RETIREMENT DAY

Wreath Retirement Day will be January 11, 2020 at Daybreak.  Wear gloves and comfortable shoes and bring a FRIEND and a rake/broom for ease of removal.   Registration is not necessary!

2019 Theme

EVERYONE PLAYS A PART WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA