REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY AND WREATH LAYING DECEMBER 14, 2019
This year marks the 10th consecutive year that the Diocese of Venice is holding a Memorial Mass on Veterans Day in honor of the men and women who have served our country and continue to serve and protect us today. The Mass is being held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11 at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72/Clark Road, approximately five miles east of I-75. All are invited to attend, and active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniform. Although the event is held in the amphitheater, you are encouraged to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. There is ample seating and parking at the cemetery. For further information, please contact Gail Ardy or 941-484-9543.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
6th ANNUAL FLAG PLACEMENT
This is a Ticketed Event with a limit on number of Volunteers. Volunteers may register beginning February 1, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Hosted by the Sarasota National Cemetery Advisory Council
February 17, 2020
Hosted by The Military Officers Association
Mr. Vane Scott will once again present the "Many Faces of Old Glory" accompanied by The Pops Orchestra.
Admission is FREE.
Our nation's national cemeteries are the final resting places for men and women who served our country with unmatched valor. Patriot Plaza, a 2,800-seat ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida, features commissioned art that honors veterans, inspires patriotism, and embraces freedom. The space is a place of peace and reflection and exists for our community to honor veterans through ceremonies and events for generations to come. Patriot Plaza was dedicated and donated to the National Cemetery Administration on June 28th, 2014, in front of more than 3,000 community members and dignitaries.
Patriot Plaza provides a place to conduct ceremonies honoring veterans and their families. The amphitheater includes an 80-foot-tall stainless steel flagpole, a rostrum that is large enough to accommodate a 55-piece orchestra, and a covered seating area for up to 2,800 people.
Patriot Plaza is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission is free. Weekly tours of Patriot Plaza take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. except for federal holidays. Participants should meet at the east entrance of Patriot Plaza near the bronze sculpture “Home,“ which depicts nesting eagles.
In addition, Sarasota County school children have the opportunity to visit Patriot Plaza as part of EdExplorations listed on EdExploreSRQ.com. The Patterson Foundation funds transportation to Patriot Plaza for schools in Charlotte, Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties.