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Meet Our Veterans

Lisa Christy
Name:
Lisa Christy
Rank:
Master Sergeant
Branch:
US Air Force, Ret.
Years Served:
22
Residence:
Bradenton, FL
Hometown:
Harrisburg, PA
Military Family:
Father, USA; Brother, USAF
Highest Award:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
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Gideon Thomas
Name:
Gideon Thomas
Rank:
Recruiter
Branch:
US Coast Guard
Years Served:
10.5
Residence:
Riverview, FL
Hometown:
Detroit, MI
Highest Award:
Coast Guard Achievement Medal
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Max Jonah
Name:
Maxwell Jonah
Rank:
Colonel
Branch:
US Army, Corps of Engineers, Ret.
Years Served:
31
Residence:
Sarasota, FL
Hometown:
Newtonville, MA
Military Family:
Son, USAF, Ret.
Highest Award:
Silver Star [2]
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Anibal Martinez
Name:
Anibal Martinez
Rank:
Maritime Enforcement Specialist
Branch:
US Coast Guard
Years Served:
6
Residence:
Bradenton, FL
Hometown:
Caracas, Venezuela
Military Family:
Sister, USA, Ret.
Highest Award:
(3) year, Good Conduct
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Cynthia Haynes
Name:
Cynthia Haynes
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Branch:
US Army Reserve
Years Served:
3
Residence:
Parrish, FL
Hometown:
Beaumont, TX
Military Family:
Husband, USA
Highest Award:
Army Achievement Award
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Edward Valdez
Name:
Edward G. Valdez
Rank:
Master Sergeant
Branch:
US Marine Corps
Years Served:
20
Residence:
Bradenton, FL
Hometown:
Dominican Republic
Military Family:
Brother, USMC; Cousin, USMCR
Highest Award:
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
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Frank Laudano
Name:
Frank S. Laudano (pictured with SMA Cadet Shannon Hunihan
Rank:
Brigadier General
Branch:
US Army, Ret. & Florida Army National Guard
Years Served:
32
Residence:
Sarasota, FL
Hometown:
New Haven, CT
Military Family:
Son, USA; Son, FL Army National Guard
Highest Award:
Legion of Merit
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David Taylor
Name:
David Taylor
Rank:
Specialist
Branch:
US Army
Years Served:
5
Residence:
Sarasota, FL
Hometown:
Cleveland, OH
Highest Award:
Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal w/Valor Device
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Georgie Alfano
Name:
Georgie Alfano-Cronk
Rank:
Specialist
Branch:
US Army
Years Served:
3
Residence:
Sarasota, FL
Hometown:
Newburgh, NY
Highest Award:
National Defense Service Medal
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James Vendola
Name:
James J. Vendola
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Branch:
US Air Force & US Air Force Reserve
Years Served:
6
Residence:
Sarasota, FL
Hometown:
Sarasota, FL
Highest Award:
Bronze Star
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Linda Gould
Name:
Linda Gould
Rank:
Colonel
Branch:
US Army, Ret.
Years Served:
29
Residence:
Sarasota, FL
Hometown:
Sarasota, FL
Military Family:
Brother, USAF; Nephew, Sarasota Military Academy
Highest Award:
Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit
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Manatee County Agricultural Museum

Manatee County Agricultural Museum is looking for volunteers to assist with their museum collections. We will teach you! Can you assist in any of these ways?

  • Volunteers who enjoy working on the computer doing data entry
  • Looking for several individuals with attention to detail to work together who can assist with collections inventory
  • Folks who would like to scan photos and documents for our museum archives
  • Do you have library experience to help us inventory and catalog our collection of agricultural yearbooks and research books?

Contact Melissa Dagenais at 941-721-2034 or email at Melissa.Dagenais@manateeclerk.com

Southeastern Guide Dogs

Paws for Patriots

Generations of veterans have sacrificially served our country. They leave family, train tough, and survive extreme conditions. Some endure explosions and injuries, and many have lost their vision or suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress. Our Paws for Patriots programs serve active duty soldiers and retired servicemen and women with the respect and dignity they deserve. Veterans have served for freedom's sake, and now they deserve the freedom to navigate with heads high and renewed confidence. http://www.guidedogs.org/services/paws-for-patriots

Our Partners

Art Center Manatee

Baltimore Orioles

Bradenton Marauders

Circus Sarasota

Clear Channel - Sarasota

Exsultate!

The First Brass

Florida Maritime Museum

Florida Studio Theatre

Goodwill Manasota

Herald Tribune

The Hermitage Artist Retreat

Jacobites Band

Junior League of Sarasota

La Musica

Manatee County Agricultural Museum & Hall of Fame

Military Officers Association of America - Sarasota

ABC7 - My Suncoast

New Balance - Sarasota

North Port Art Center

North Port Chorale and The Soundsations

North Port Concert Band

Palmetto Historical Park

Realize Bradenton

The Ringling

Sailor Circus

Sarasota Chalk Festival

Sarasota County Schools

Sarasota Farmers Market

Sarasota Film Festival

Sarasota Military Academy

Sarasota National Cemetery

Sarasota National Cemetery Advisory Committee

Sarasota National Cemetery Advisory Committee

Senior Friendship Center

South Florida Museum

Suncoast Workforce

Thunder by the Bay

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Venice Concert Band

Venice Museum and Archives

Visible Men Academy

Wreaths Across America - Sarasota

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