Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Gulf Cemetery
Gulf Cemetery will host the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 11AM in Santa Rosa Beach.
Remember. Honor. Teach. On Wreaths Across America Day we will place wreaths on 125 veteran gravestones at Gulf Cemetery in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony and welcome to volunteer to help place wreaths during the ceremony. If you would like to sponsor a wreath or volunteer, please visit Wreaths Across America online for contact information.
Read about Gulf Cemetary at gulfcemetery.org.
Please click the red “Donate” button to help us purchase enough wreaths to cover our location. Also, please click “Volunteer” if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on December 16. If you would prefer to donate to a local fundraising group, click the “View” button next to the group below. Thank you so much for your support! Wreaths Across America | Gulf Cemetery at Santa Rosa Beach.
Gulf Cemetery is located at 1466 S County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be conducted at the Chapel at High Point, located across SR 393 from the cemetery. The public is welcome to attend.
A tour of the 40 acres at Gulf Cemetery reveals many memorials, remembrances, personal items, tombstones (some weathered with unreadable inscriptions), simple wooden crosses, photos and homemade plaques. The 103 year-old resting place is just a short walk from the beach at Gulf Place.
Gulf Cemetery Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization managed by volunteers. Tax deductible donations and the sale of lots help with repairs and upkeep of the site.
The Historical Marker Council in Tallahassee designated Gulf Cemetery as a State of Florida Heritage Site in 2013. The Cemetery was established in 1914 and is located on the highest point in Santa Rosa Beach, fronting Scenic Highway 393. The historical marker was unveiled at the cemetery's 100th birthday on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.
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