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Volunteers laid wreaths at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

PHOTO GALLERY : Volunteers honor veterans with holiday wreaths at Sarasota National Cemetery

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Volunteers laid wreaths at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

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A semi truck filled with over 5,000 wreaths pulls into the Sarasota National Cemetery.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

A semi truck filled with over 5,000 wreaths pulls into the Sarasota National Cemetery.

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Joanna Hernandez, Donna Hayes and Martha Townsend

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Joanna Hernandez, Donna Hayes and Martha Townsend

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Taylor Bear, 15, a student at Sarasota Military Academy puts a wreath on his grandfather’s grave.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Taylor Bear, 15, a student at Sarasota Military Academy puts a wreath on his grandfather’s grave.

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Sue Snow came to see Jon Kangas’s grave, her brother.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Sue Snow came to see Jon Kangas’s grave, her brother.

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Close to 60 Patriot Guard bikes escorted the semi truck with wreaths into the cemetery.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Close to 60 Patriot Guard bikes escorted the semi truck with wreaths into the cemetery.

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Mike Kane helps unload boxes of wreaths.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Mike Kane helps unload boxes of wreaths.

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Maverick Johnson puts a wreath on Sergeant Denis V. Cooper’s grave, his father.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Maverick Johnson puts a wreath on Sergeant Denis V. Cooper’s grave, his father.

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Lylah Maxwell

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Lylah Maxwell

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Kathleen Warblow puts a wreath on George Johnson’s grave, her father.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Kathleen Warblow puts a wreath on George Johnson’s grave, her father.

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Aaliyah Johnson, 8, puts a wreath on her grandfather’s grave with her mother Heather.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Aaliyah Johnson, 8, puts a wreath on her grandfather’s grave with her mother Heather.

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All 5, 170 graves had wreathes on them.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

All 5, 170 graves had wreathes on them.

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Each grave in the cemetery had a wreath by the end of the morning.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Each grave in the cemetery had a wreath by the end of the morning.

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Jim Dryer a.k.a Vinny, Terry Longpre and Gil Craig of the Patriot Guard

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Jim Dryer a.k.a Vinny, Terry Longpre and Gil Craig of the Patriot Guard

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Cindy Eigenmann came to lay wreaths on her father’s and aunt’s graves.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Cindy Eigenmann came to lay wreaths on her father’s and aunt’s graves.

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Andre Alfaro and Dominic Bowman placed a wreath on Walter Sachse’s grave, their grandfather, a Vietnam War Veteran.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Andre Alfaro and Dominic Bowman placed a wreath on Walter Sachse’s grave, their grandfather, a Vietnam War Veteran.

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Volunteers unload 219 boxes filled with holiday wreaths.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Volunteers unload 219 boxes filled with holiday wreaths.

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Volunteers lay wreaths on veteran’s graves at Sarasota National Cemetery.

Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 |

Volunteers lay wreaths on veteran’s graves at Sarasota National Cemetery.

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