Posts Tagged: Veterans Legacy Summit

The enduring impact of the Veterans Legacy Summit


The Veterans Legacy Summit was part of the inspiring conclusion to years of The Patterson Foundation’s efforts on behalf of our veterans and military families through its Military Initiative. The Military Initiative also included the Legacy of Valor campaign honoring veterans in Southwest Florida and the design, construction and completion of Patriot Plaza, the ceremonial… Read more »

Veterans Legacy Summit an opportunity for exploration, learning

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As both a participant in and volunteer for The Patterson Foundation’s Veterans Legacy Summit in November, I anticipated the event with a sense of awe at the sheer scope of what had been planned. It was a first-of-its-kind event in many ways — including an ambitious and unique mix of arts and entertainment, networking, and information… Read more »

Sarasota—A Model of Excellence


Editor’s Note: Sharlene Wells Hawkes, Miss America 1985, is president of Remember My Service, a production company dedicated to preserving the legacy of service members through content-rich books and ebooks. Sharlene and the Forever Miss Americas served as masters of ceremonies for Celebrate Service & Sacrifice at Patriot Plaza during The Patterson Foundation’s Veterans Legacy… Read more »

Legacy Zone creates lasting connections with national organizations serving veterans

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The Legacy Zone was part of an amazing series of events over four days during the Veterans Legacy Summit Nov. 14-15 in Sarasota. Culminating several years of The Patterson Foundation’s military initiative, individuals, organizations and foundations from more than 25 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico came to our community to share, learn… Read more »

National military leaders to be featured at Veterans Legacy Summit


Col. Steve Parker, executive director of Joining Forces, and Maj. Gen. John G. Rossi, commanding general of Fort Sill, Okla., will participate in The Patterson Foundation’s Veterans Legacy Summit, a multi-day conference honoring the nation’s veterans and military families. Both will attend events on Saturday, Nov. 15. Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady… Read more »

Celebrating service and sacrifice at Patriot Plaza

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An inspirational Army veteran and best selling author? … Check. Five beautiful, accomplished “Forever Miss Americas”?  … Check. A world-class concert band with historical ties to the Revolutionary War? … Check. Speeches, ceremony, and events to inspire patriotism and remind us of all we owe to our service members past and present? … Check, Check… Read more »

Veterans Legacy Film Festival will educate, inspire

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On Friday, Nov. 14, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall will be the home of the Veterans Legacy Film Festival, a series of films exploring patriotism and the experience of veterans as part of The Patterson Foundation’s Veterans Legacy Summit. The film festival begins at 10 am with a school-time performance of WE THE PEOPLE, which will be… Read more »

West Point Band to perform for community during Veterans Legacy Summit

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The West Point Band educates, trains, and inspires the United States Military Corps of Cadets through music. Through the Veterans Legacy Summit Nov. 14-15 in Sarasota, our community will have the chance to become inspired as the West Point Band performs for our community. Presented by The Patterson Foundation, the Veterans Legacy Summit brings to… Read more »

Veterans Legacy Summit features partnership with The Hermitage Artist Retreat


Partnership has many implications; but perhaps most importantly a partnership implies a joining of resources to achieve a common goal. Equally implied is a mutuality of benefit – that all partners gain something of value in the process. The Hermitage Artist Retreat has had the privilege of being one of the early partners with The… Read more »