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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  • When I am in the area I try to visit the national cemetery to visit the graves of friends, including neighbors I grew up with in the 1950s and '60s. Paying respect to these national heroes who came ba...  more »
  • We went back on our round trip to see this peaceful, very beautifully laid out cemetery. Right at the beginning of our stay we were informed very friendly about everything and people were ready for further questions. I think that's part of it when you get to know the United States.
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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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