Monday, February 9, 2015
Patriots Park is in Venice, Florida. Here you will find flags, plaques and memorial bricks dedicated to the fallen heroes of battle. It is a lovely place that sits beside a pond and offers many bench sitting areas reserved for quiet reflection. There is a pathway that takes you through the park with stops along the way to give the visitor an opportunity to read the dedication plaques. Rising from one section of the park is a steel beam that formerly had been part of the World Trade Center. It is amazing and humbling to see this beam. The beam is set upon a granite base. The dedication of this memorial not only commemorates the heroic deeds of the first responders on that fateful day in 2001 but also celebrates all first responders who courageously put their lives on the line in service to others. We should all be so grateful for these men and women who have served our country for the sake of all of us and our freedom. Please visit this park. You will be touched.