The Patterson Foundation is giving copies of U.S. Army combat veteran Wes Moore’s latest book “The Work” to veterans and those serving them in honor of Veterans Day. In “The Work,” Moore, who served as a featured speaker during the events of The Patterson Foundation’s Veterans Legacy Summit, shares his wisdom and lessons learned from his experiences as an Army officer in Afghanistan and his later career.
Copies of “The Work” are being shared with local libraries, schools and Goodwill locations serving veterans and their loved ones. During the week of Veterans Day, 300 copies were donated to veterans attending a veterans hiring event presented by CareerSource Suncoast and hosted at Goodwill Manasota. Each copy given out during the event included an inscription commemorating the veteran’s service.
CareerSource Suncoast and Goodwill Manasota previously partnered with The Patterson Foundation during its Legacy of Valor campaign, which sought to galvanize the region to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and embrace freedom. Both organizations saw their veterans-service programs expand and reach new recipients through Legacy of Valor.
“The Legacy of Valor campaign’s impact continues to reverberate throughout our region through organizations committed to honoring those who serve, have served and may serve in the future and their loved ones,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. “In his book ‘The Work,’ Wes Moore shares the same themes of service and sacrifice that were prevalent during the campaign. These books will educate our community on the assets possessed by our veterans and military families while expressing The Patterson Foundation’s sincere gratitude for their service.”
During the 13 months of the Legacy of Valor campaign, The Patterson Foundation facilitated more than 100 partnerships with community organizations that resulted in over 200 events honoring veterans and their families. The campaign preceded the community dedication of Patriot Plaza, a $12-million ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery fully funded and designed by The Patterson Foundation.
To learn more about The Patterson Foundation’s contributions to veterans and military families, visit www.thepattersonfoundation.org/the-military-initiative.html and follow Legacy of Valor on Facebook.
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