It’s Veterans Day and Sarasota Memorial is honoring the many employees, physicians, volunteers, patients and family members who have served in our nation’s armed forces.
The day has a special meaning for SMH. In 1954, Sarasota Municipal Hospital was renamed Sarasota Memorial Hospital as a tribute to the veterans of World Wars I and II. To recognize those who have served in war and peacetime, the hospital recently installed a special display of the insignia of each of the military branches by our new flagpoles. The new flag colonnade was made possible thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey White, who generously contributed to the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (Mr. White served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.)
The photo below shows many of our veterans gathered near the new display.
Below, Sarasota Memorial Auxiliary President Bob duTreil, veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, and Auxiliary member Jane Boaks, U.S. Army and Air Force veteran, show the brand-new plaques honoring each branch of service, also pictured.
Our deepest gratitude goes to our veterans for everything they have done for our country!