Patriot Plaza Videos

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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