Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota

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Sarasota National Cemetery is a 295acre United States National Cemetery located near Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it was the sixth national cemetery developed in Florida and is expected to hold more than ten burials per day for the next ten years as World War II and Korean veterans die.HistoryThere are six other national cemeteries in Florida, but the closest to the new location, Bay Pines National Cemetery, is closed to remains buried in caskets. The Veterans Administration was authorized to establish six new burial sites by the National Cemetery Act of 2003. Areas not served by an existing National Cemetery and having at least 170,000 veteran residents included Bakersfield, California; Birmingham, Alabama; Jacksonville, Florida; Sarasota County, Florida; southeastern Pennsylvania, and Columbia- Greenville, South Carolina.Groundbreaking and dedication at the 295acre Sarasota site was held on June 1, 2008. The first interment was on January 9, 2009.
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  • Very well kept Well worth the visit Impressive cemetery Proud of respects for veterans Everyone should visit it  more »
  • Visited here to honor our military heroes on Memorial Day. Very nice and well laid out military cemetery.  more »
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  • I had the honor to be apart of placing flags on the graves for Veterans Day. It was a wonderful experience. The grounds were kept Immaculate. There were people set up with tables and books around the grounds so that you could find your family or loved one easily I looked up several people that I knew and was very easy for me to find them once I knew where to go.
  • God bless Sarasota National Cemetery. They are so caring and compassionate. What a beautiful place. A wonderful tribute to veterans and their family.

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