The Patterson Foundation team was out in full force Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to our nation's fallen heroes and share about creating a legacy in their honor.The following is an at-a-glance recap of our region's Memorial Day activities. Jacobites and First Brass Memorial Day Concert - ...
Interments on the rise at Sarasota National Cemetery
By: Sandra Beckley
As the first cemetery director assigned to Sarasota National Cemetery (SNC), I reported to Sarasota, Fla. in April 2007. As the director, my job was to help design and oversee the construction of a new cemetery facility being built several miles east of Sarasota on 295 acres of cattle pasture in addition to staffing and... Read more »
The Suncoast is embracing Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery
By: Linda Gould
The Suncoast region is embracing Patriot Plaza and the momentum for planning and hosting events there is growing! This summer saw two major events at Patriot Plaza — one in June to celebrate Flag Day and another in August as part of the community celebration of the national Spirit of ’45 commemoration. Both of these... Read more »
Patriot Plaza guides share their favorite visitor stories
By: Sandra Beckley
The Patterson Foundation’s objective for Patriot Plaza from design through construction was to Honor Veterans, Inspire Patriotism and Embrace Freedom. This objective included veterans who are serving, have served and even extended to those who might serve in our nation’s armed forces. To honor veterans and their families through commissioned art incorporating photojournalism, the hope... Read more »
Patriot Plaza News
Without Abraham Lincoln, the National Cemetery system wouldn't exist. Neither would our initiative to design, build and donate Patriot Plaza, the ceremonial amphitheater that will honor veterans, inspire patriotism and embrace freedom at Sarasota National Cemetery. It's fitting that on his birthday, ...
On Dec. 3 we were so very excited and honored to share more about our partnership with the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to design and build Patriot Plaza, a ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery. But what we are doing to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and embrace ...
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