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Our Mission:   Remember, Honor & Teach 
      WAA Sarasota
Wreaths Across America
Listen to WAA partner 106.5 FM to learn about upcoming events and ways to volunteer or donate.

     






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 6,800 wreaths!  Click here to see our 2013 progress to date.  We currently have over 6,800 wreaths as of 12-2-13.  Future donations will count towards next years goal which will be higher.  The ceremony will be held on Saturday December 14, 2013 at the Sarasota National
Cemetery. 



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 in the 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 possible.

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 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 in 2012.  We will have a 2013 fundraising progress timeline soon.  Site last updated 11-4-13

 

 

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