Bay Pines in need of wreaths for veterans

- Bay Pines National Cemetery is in need of donations for wreaths to be put on the gravestones of fallen veterans for the holidays. 

The wreaths help to remember and honor the more than 34,000 veterans buried at the cemetery as part of the Wreaths Across American program.

So far, only 1,369 of 34,000 wreaths have been sponsored, which is only about 4 percent.

Anyone wishing to donate to Bay Pines National Cemetery can head to this link. 

The wreath-laying ceremony is on Saturday, December 16, and they also still need volunteers. 

Anyone wishing to volunteer can head to this website for more information and click on the word "volunteer."

More than 1,200 cemeteries across the country are participating in the program.

You can sponsor a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery or find a cemetery near where you live to sponsor. The cost is about $15 a wreath.


Up Next:

Up Next

  • Bay Pines in need of wreaths for veterans
  • Video Voyeur arrested in Pinellas County
  • Friends & family remember 15-year-old beating victim during vigil
  • Widow outraged after husband's body left outside for hours
  • Sarasota man receives Congressional Gold Medal
  • Lakeland's Confederate statue will cost $225,000 to move
  • Hit-and-run suspects found camping in Pasco County woods, police say
  • Win $2,500 by eating a big 'El Jefe' burrito at Taco Bus
  • Documentary examines St. Pete's sewer issues
  • Wildlife officials in Florida investigate dragging of alligator