Sarasota National Cemetery reaches goal for holiday wreaths

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sarasota National Cemetery has raised enough money to make sure every gravestone has a holiday wreath. 

The Sarasota Military Academy has been working for weeks to help raise the money and their hard work has paid off. 

The cemetery reached their goal of raising enough money to purchase 12,000 wreaths for each gravestone. 

Meshia Richardson was in charge of the fundraising and served as the Wreaths Across America coordinator.

Richardson is the widow of a veteran and wants to honor the men and women who have served. 

"We're proud of our countries and we're proud of our rights that the men and women fought to protect. Many of those men and women are lying at rest here and at other national cemeteries, says Meshia Richardson.