Veteran's Legacy and Reading Room

The Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center now offers a unique exhibit for all ages. The Veteran's Legacy and Reading Room exhibit honors veteran's from all military branches and will be open for guests until October 2020. The exhibit includes military memorabilia from pre-Civil War through the War of Afghanistan. Accompanying the items are stories of veterans’ experiences, written in their own words, to preserve their history and legacy for their family to share stories about human suffering and life lessons.  

The exhibit is made possible through a generous loan by Milton and Jan Toratti, members of the Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center. Milt is a retired U.S. Army Transportation Corps Officer who made his way up the ranks, serving at all levels of staff and command including a tour in Europe and combat in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star with “V” device for heroism.

The Veteran’s Legacy and Reading Room is open to all ages Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, excluding holidays. It can also be open by appointment. Presentations by Mr. Toratti are available to be scheduled for those interested. Individuals, groups, tours and field trips are invited to spend some time viewing this extraordinary exhibit and learning more about the history of our country’s military and veterans. For more information or to schedule a group visit, contact the Joyce Raye Patterson 50+ Activity Center at 271-4666 or email

Veterans Legacy and Reading Room