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 - ...
Celebrating a year of service
By: Cindy Balistreri
At Sarasota National Cemetery, all Patriot Plaza Guides are volunteers, but not all volunteers are Guides. On June 1, The Patterson Foundation hosted a Guide Appreciation Breakfast as a meaningful tribute to the work and dedication of these special volunteers. Patriot Plaza is a stunning amphitheater located at the Sarasota National Cemetery that can seat... Read more »
Partnering to develop the Patriot Plaza guide program
By: Sandra Beckley
On June 1, The Patterson Foundation celebrated and recognized the Patriot Plaza guides on the first anniversary of the program. The guides — or docents — include 14 volunteers who share their time and talent to bring the stories of the art at Patriot Plaza to life and ensure the experience for visitors is truly memorable.... Read more »
Philanthropy-Joining Forces anniversary continues to unite philanthropy and veterans
By: Linda Gould
One year ago, more than 30 national philanthropic leaders pledged $200 million of their resources to support veterans and their families as part of the Philanthropy–Joining Forces Impact Pledge, which partners the White House’s Joining Forces campaign with philanthropic leaders from across the country. Representatives from those organizations and more came together on May 12 to discuss their progress... 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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