Posts Tagged: Legacy of Valor

Fanning a flame of community support for veterans


The Legacy of Valor Campaign to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and embrace freedom appears to be winding down but the community support, enthusiasm, and anticipation mounts with the approaching dedication of Patriot Plaza, the 2,800-seat ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery. The spark that Legacy of Valor ignited has grown to a steady and constant flame in our… Read more »

A community wraps its arms around veterans

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WOW! That is the best word to describe the past 18 months. What an amazing year spent having a front-row seat watching our community wrap their arms around honoring veterans, inspiring patriotism, and embracing freedom through Legacy of Valor. Before this journey began, I felt like I was patriotic. My grandfather was career military, retiring from the Army… Read more »

Marine Corps celebrates 238 years


As the United States Marine Corps celebrates 238 years, we honor those who followed a calling to serve our country — from the first Marines in 1775 to those like our Legacy of Valor veteran Edward Valdez, a retired Master Sergeant from Bradenton who served for 20 years — including combat deployments in Somalia, the… Read more »

U.S. Air Force celebrates its birthday this week


Fly-Fight-Win –that’s the United States Air Force motto adopted in 2010. If we look back to 1947, we see the unique origins of this branch of our nation’s military and how it embodies that motto today. On September 18, 1947, with this excerpt from the National Security Act of 1947, the United States Air Force… Read more »

America the Beautiful: Parting reflections on the All-America City experience


America the Beautiful. The setting was Denver, Colorado. The spirit of patriotism for our country was in the air, and I couldn’t help but be reminded of this great song. I am so unbelievably proud to have represented Sarasota County as a delegate at the All America City Awards. I was there as an “expert”… Read more »

Legacy of Valor: Military memorabilia and history on display at Venice Museum and Archives


Did you know May is Military Appreciation Month? This week, we’re spotlighting Legacy of Valor community partner Venice Museum and Archives and its exhibit showcasing the military uniforms, photographs and memorabilia of the Kentucky Military Institute. The museum, 351 Nassau St. S., Venice, is open Monday-Wednesday from 10 am to 4pm and is free and… Read more »

New realities spur Sarasota County All-America City finalist nod


Sarasota County was recently named one of 20 finalists for the All-America City Awards, a nationwide contest established by the National Civic League that recognizes communities that demonstrate innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration to address pressing local challenges. The primary theme for 2013? Communities with initiatives that honor veterans and their families. Sarasota County… Read more »

Legacy of Valor campaign launch highlights community partnerships to honor veterans


The Patterson Foundation is proud to announce the launch of Legacy of Valor, a yearlong campaign highlighting a mosaic of community-driven partnerships that will honor veterans and their families. Legacy of Valor is a yearlong series of partnership events – including a variety of experiences from luncheons and exhibits honoring veterans to themed art and performance events such… Read more »