|Visible Men Academy is a part of Legacy of Valor, honoring service and sacrifice of veterans and their families.
SARASOTA, Fla. January 27, 2014 – Visible Men Academy is hosting a “Black History Celebration of Veterans” on Saturday February 1, 2014 as part of the Legacy of Valor Campaign, honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families.
Visible Men Academy, in partnership with the Family Heritage House Museum, will honor local veterans with a community program that highlights patriotism and embraces freedom. This special event will also feature a flagpole dedication ceremony.
“Being a partner of Legacy of Valor will provide a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn about the incredible commitment, patriotism, and sacrifice that all of our Veterans have displayed throughout their lives,” said Neil Phillips Founder & Principal of Visible Men Academy. “It also enables us to celebrate our Veterans as role models who can help guide our boys toward becoming great community citizens.”
Legacy of Valor highlights a series of community-driven partnerships to create a tapestry of events that educate and focus the community toward honoring veterans and their families, inspiring patriotism and passing freedom on to others.
The Family Heritage House is a gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements. “Part of the mission of the Family Heritage House Museum is ‘to inspire children to have a respect for their ancestors, a love for learning and a passion for service.’ This partnership with VMA, which focuses on the contributions African Americans have committed to this country in the way of military service, is a fulfillment of our mission,” said Kathie Marsh, Museum Specialist.
“Black History Celebration of Veterans” will take place on Saturday February 1, 2014 from 9:00 am to noon at Visible Men Academy located at 921 63rd Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida 34203.
About Legacy of Valor
Legacy of Valor is a campaign that rallies our community to honor veterans, inspire patriotism and pass freedom on to others. A mosaic of community-driven partnerships will educate and focus the community to use time, talent and treasure to recognize the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families. For more information, please visit FreedomPassItOn.org.
About Visible Men Academy
The mission of Visible Men Academy (VMA) is to provide boys with outstanding academic, character, and social education in a nurturing school environment. The purpose is to deliver a high-quality educational experience that meets the specific needs of at-risk elementary and middle school aged boys through the collaborative efforts of administrators, teachers, parents, the broader community, and the students themselves. The VMA vision is to lead boys toward a realization of their innate strong character – boys who are family orientated, community conscious, and globally aware.
VMA opened August 2013 with the inaugural class of 75 Kindergarten, First and Second grades in Manatee and Sarasota County. VMA is now accepting enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year for Kindergarten to fourth grade students. For more information, please contact Visible Men Academy at 941.758.7588 or visit our website www.vmacademy.org.