Patriot Plaza Videos


Patriot Plaza 10th Anniversary Celebration Highlights

In the years ahead, Patriot Plaza will remain a serene oasis, offering both shade and a tranquil atmosphere. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the commissioned artwork, reflecting on the sacrifices made by countless individuals—both presently and throughout our nation's history—to preserve our freedom.

(March 2024; total time 7 minutes)

Patriot Plaza 10th Anniversary Preshow Video

On March 2, 2024, The Patterson Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of Patriot Plaza's 2014 dedication with a free special event. For a decade, the Plaza has been a cornerstone in The Patterson Foundation's legacy initiatives, attracting visitors with its grand architecture, symbolic artwork, and compelling documentary photography.

(March 2024; total time 1 hour)

Patriot Plaza 10th Anniversary Celebration Keynote by Linda Gould

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, The Patterson Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of Patriot Plaza with a free special event to honor and celebrate its legacy. Listen to keynote thoughts from COL Linda Gould, US Army, Ret.

(March 2024; total time 8 minutes 31 seconds)

Patriot Plaza 10th Anniversary Celebrations Speech by Maverick Johnson

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, The Patterson Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of Patriot Plaza with a free special event to honor and its legacy. Watch Maverick Johnson, CTQ Host of Maverick and Lulu in the Morning, share impact quotes during the event.

(March 2024; total time 7 minutes)

Resilience Unveiling - Ringling College of Art and Design

The Patterson Foundation is creating new opportunities for our community to connect with Patriot Plaza's stories of service and sacrifice by contributing pieces of its commissioned artwork to community partners working to strengthen our veterans and military families.

(April 2023; total time 3 minutes 14 seconds)

Courage Unveiling - Sarasota Military Academy

"The art piece, titled 'Courage', once stood in Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery. Designed by artist Larry Kirkland, it features a white marble tablet including a photograph displayed in glass. Its combination of words and imagery conveys the realities and military life of our Veteran faculty and cadets who serve." -- Sarasota Military Academy

(November 2022; total time 3 minutes 21 seconds)

Sacrifice Unveiling - University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee was the beneficiary of artwork from The Patterson Foundation that was previously displayed at Patriot Plaza. The USF SM campus received a piece of artwork titled “Sacrifice."

(June 2022; total time 4.5 minutes)

Testimonies Unveiling - Goodwill Manasota Veterans Services

Goodwill Manasota was the beneficiary of artwork from The Patterson Foundation that was previously displayed at Patriot Plaza. Goodwill's veterans services office received a piece of artwork titled “Integrity,” featuring a replica of the famous photo of the American flag raising at Iwo Jima.

(May 2022; total time 6 minutes 53 seconds)

Goodwill Manasota Veteran Services: Integrity Panel Unveiling

The Patterson Foundation team reached out to local organizations and entities to find appropriate homes for several Testimonies tablets that were originally exhibited at Patriot Plaza. To be eligible, recipients need to meet two criteria: provide a valuable service to our community and have a program that honors veterans in a meaningful way.

(May 2022; total time 3 minutes 33 seconds)

Tidewell: Legacy Panel Unveiling

The Patterson Foundation team reached out to local organizations and entities to find appropriate homes for several Testimonies tablets that were originally exhibited at Patriot Plaza. To be eligible, recipients need to meet two criteria: provide a valuable service to our community and have a program that honors veterans in a meaningful way.

(March 2022; total time 4 minutes 08 seconds)

Sandy Beckley Tribute Song

The Patterson Foundation honors Sandy Beckley as she closes her chapter with the Patriot Plaza initiative. Enjoy this tribute to the tune of Yankee Doodle, with original lyrics by Beth Duda and Bill Wagy.

(December 2021; total time 2 minutes 25 seconds)

Patriot Plaza Virtual Tour

Produced by The Collaboratory at Ringling College of Art and Design, the Patriot Plaza virtual tour gives participants a way to authentically experience the ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery — wherever and whenever they want. Through videos that vividly illustrate its commissioned artwork and in-depth narration sharing its significance, those taking the virtual tour will come away with a deeper understanding of and appreciation for America’s veterans and military families.

(May 2021; total time 25 minutes 22 seconds)

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day Tribute

"The home of the brave" is a familiar expression heard in America's National Anthem. Gold Star families privilege us in this Memorial Day tribute with a glimpse into the homes and lives of fallen military heroes.

(May 2020; total time 60 minutes 54 seconds)

A Place Where Freedom is Front and Center

This documentary depicts the history of The Patterson Foundation and Sarasota National Cemetery, includes a tour of the artwork in Patriot Plaza, and shares legacy stories by veterans and their families.

(June 2014; total time 22 minutes 18 seconds)

Celebrate Service & Sacrifice

Watch the highlights from this November 2014 ceremony at Patriot Plaza, which provided a heartfelt salute to America's veterans and featured inspiring speakers as part of the national Veterans Legacy Summit.

(November 2014; total time: 28 minutes 40 seconds)

National Cemetery Donation

John Berteau, Governing Board Chairman Emeritus of The Patterson Foundation, shares information about the amphitheater following the formal acceptance of Patriot Plaza by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration.

(August 2011; total time: 1 minute 9 seconds)

Honoring the Legacy

Debra Jacobs, President and CEO of The Patterson Foundation, explains the reason behind the gift of Patriot Plaza to the National Cemetery Administration and describes the connective tissue between these two organizations.

(August 2011; total time: 2 minutes 27 seconds)

Patriot Plaza Guide Stories

Patriot Plaza Guide Jim Robinson shares two stories about veterans he met while leading tours at Patriot Plaza.

(July 2015; total time: 3 minutes 29 seconds)


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