SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Plans for a $2 million art installation at a veterans cemetery in Sarasota will include hand-tiled spires, granite-embedded photos dating back to the Civil War, massive bronze eagles and a 50-foot landscape mosaic embroidered with military service ribbons.
The Herald Tribune (http://bit.ly/YLt7n2) reports that the design for the Sarasota National Cemetery will be released Friday.
The design includes Patriot Plaza, which is already under construction for $8 million and holds a 2,800-seat amphitheater. It's set for completion in 2014.
The Patterson Foundation gave a total of $10 million for the project to the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration in hopes of making the cemetery the Arlington of the South.
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