UPCOMING EVENTS AT PATRIOT PLAZA

VETERANS DAY MASS

 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. 

MEMORIAL DAY FLAG PLACEMENT

image52

 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

ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

image53

Saturday, May 23, 2020 

10:00am

Patriot Plaza

Hosted by the Sarasota National Cemetery Advisory Council 

CELEBRATING THE STARS AND STRIPES

image54

 February 17, 2020

Patriot Plaza 

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.

2019 AND 2020 EVENTS PATRIOT PLAZA

ADDITIONAL EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS ANNOUNCED

  •  November 11, 2019 - Veterans Day Mass, 3pm, Patriot Plaza.   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 public is invited to attend, active duty military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniform.  For further information contact Gail Ardy at 941-484-9543.


  • December 14, 2019 - National Wreaths Across America Day, 10am Patriot Plaza. 


  • February 17, 2020 Celebrate the Stars and Stripes. 4pm Mr. Vane Scott will once again present the "Many Faces of Old Glory" accompanied by The Pops Orchestra. Admission is FREE to the community. This Event is sponsored by the Sarasota Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.


  • 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 at www.flagsforfallenvets.com or by calling Event Director Meshia Richardson at 941-448-6299 


  • Saturday May 23, 2020 at 10am.  Annual Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by the Sarasota National Cemetery Advisory Council.


  • December 19, 2020  National Wreaths Across America Day

image55

ABOUT PATRIOT PLAZA

 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.

To schedule a group or school tour, please contact the Educational Director at the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County: education@sarasotaarts.org or call 941-365-5118 x301.

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.

Patriot Plaza Sarasota National Cemetery
Patriot Plaza Sarasota National Cemetery