Florida is home to more than 1.5 million U.S. military veterans, with more than 80,000 living on the Suncoast. Their presence contributes to an overwhelming sense of patriotism that many residents feel. This month, Sarasota will become home to an enduring symbol of that legacy.
A first of its kind partnership between the Patterson Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs is leading up to the opening of a 2800 seat amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery that will be known as Patriot Plaza.
The design and construction of Patriot Plaza was fully funded by the Patterson Foundation, and it will be donated to the Suncoast community and the National Cemetery Administration during a dedication ceremony on June 28.
WWSB has the distinct honor of presenting "Patriot Plaza: A Place Where Freedom is Front and Center."