Celebrate Service & Sacrifice Tickets Available

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation

Free tickets are now available to attend Celebrate Service & Sacrifice, a key ceremony of the Veterans Legacy Summit on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 pm. This heartfelt salute to America’s veterans at Patriot Plaza in Sarasota National Cemetery features an inspiring keynote address by Army combat veteran and New York Times bestselling author Wes MooreJane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will also participate and a delegation of Forever Miss Americas will serve as the masters of ceremony. The West Point Band will also perform.

We encourage all veterans and active duty military to wear their uniforms or clothing representing their branch of service during this event.


Celebrate Service & Sacrifice is free, but tickets are required. Tickets now available at the following locations while supplies last.

- Limit up to 6 tickets per person

- Tickets available first come, first served while supplies last

- Open seating

- Click here for parking instructions

Sarasota County:


1741 Main St., Sarasota

Mon-Thur: 8am-4pm (Nov 3-6)

Fri: 8a-2p (Nov 7)

Sarasota National Cemetery

9810 State Rd 72, Sarasota

Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Sarasota Veterans Day Parade/Ceremony

J.D. Hamel Park (Main St & Gulf Stream)

Tue., Nov. 11, 10:30a-12:30p

Senior Friendship Center

1900 Brother Geenen Way

Tue., Nov. 11, 1-3p

Manatee County:

Goodwill Retail Center (Bradenton)

2715 51st Ave East, Bradenton

Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun: 10am-6pm

Charlotte County:

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Restore

1750 Manzana Ave, Punta Gorda 

Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: Closed

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Murdock Retail Store (Port Charlotte)

1354 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte 

Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: Closed

Register Online

If you live out of town and are unable to pick up tickets at one of the locations listed above, you may register for Celebrate Service & Sacrifice online and your ticket will be mailed to you.Please note: Shuttle service will be provided to and from the celebration at Sarasota National Cemetery. Learn more about parking restrictions.

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