Photo: TPF and Tidewell leadership and staff

Tidewell Dedication: A Monument to Our Patriots

Posted on January 24, 2020 by The Patterson Foundation
On January 23, 2020, The Patterson Foundation and Tidewell Hospice honored the service and sacrifices of veterans and their families by partnering with Tidewell Hospice in the unveiling of commissioned artwork from Patriot Plaza at Tidewell’s administration building as part of their Veterans Honor Program and The Patterson Foundation's Honoring & Onward 10th Anniversary.

Since its inception in 2008, the Tidewell Honors Veterans Program has served more than 21,000 veterans in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, providing specialized care that recognizes the unique challenges that may exist in military families.

The program also respectfully celebrates veterans and their service to our country. Volunteer veterans conduct pinning ceremonies across Tidewell’s service area to thank veterans for their service. Our veterans deserve their fanfare – whether it’s a ceremony or a simple salute.

Tidewell Honors Veterans is one of 25 hospices, and the only one in Florida, with Level 5 certification in the national We Honor Veterans Program for 2020.

The photograph of Capt. Terri Gurrola greeting her daughter, Gabrielle, after a seven-month tour of duty appeared in the Sept. 11, 2007, edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It was taken by photographer Louie Favorite.

Honoring & Onward is a celebration of The Patterson Foundation’s decade of impact through people, organizations, and communities while continuing to connect, learn, share, evolve, and strengthen their efforts to realize shared aspirations. In this multi-faceted engagement taking place throughout 2020, Honoring & Onward will:
  • Celebrate how The Patterson Foundation’s work is making a difference
  • Engage people, organizations and communities in a variety of endeavors
  • Demonstrate how past initiatives inform future endeavors
  • Heighten understanding of The Patterson Foundation’s approach to philanthropy and focus
  • Inspire onward actions to realize community aspirations

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