Showing posts with label Merritt Island. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Merritt Island. Show all posts

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Merritt Island ceremony marks Vietnam service

Merritt Island ceremony marks Vietnam service, sacrifice decades later
Florida Today
Britt Kennerly
August 22, 2017
The "Vietnam Veterans Service Day and Welcome Home Ceremony" at Brevard Veterans Memorial Center in Merritt Island drew more than 100 cadets from eight Brevard schools, dozens of friends and family members and more than 120 Vietnam veterans for a morning of respect and gratitude.
Many Vietnam veterans still feel the aching sting of not receiving a welcome home from the public when they returned from a long and bitterly divisive war.

Tuesday, local veterans got that overdue honor from young and old, down to Air Force Junior ROTC cadets not much younger than some of the veterans were when they served in Vietnam.

And the vets, now in their late 60s and older, were grateful.
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Brevard Veterans Memorial Center Expanding

Veterans Center finally expanding 
R. Norman Moody
September 30, 2015
"It's really nice to see this happening," said Bill Vagianos, president of the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center. "My heart is with the center and always will be. The building will be doubled in size. It's going to be a two-story building. We'll move our offices and storage above."
Brevard Parks and Recreation director Jack Masson addresses the audience, among them from left Bill Vagianos, former county commissioner Chuck Nelson, County Commissioner Jim Barfield, State Sen. Thad Altman, State Rep. Steve Crisafulli (Photo: R. Norman Moody / FLORIDA TODAY)
MERRITT ISLAND — As veterans marked the start of expansion of the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, the rumble and beep of heavy equipment could be heard across a thicket of brush and trees where construction is ongoing at Veterans Memorial Park.

The project is part of the 80-acre complex along Sykes Creek just south of Merritt Square Mall.

The 4,000-square-foot expansion of the center's building comes thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The project will feature the addition of a two-story military museum, an improved military library, enhanced facilities for the Disabled American Veteran support program and an upgraded and expanded Memorial Plaza.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day at Brevard Veterans Memorial Center

Today at the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center there was a fabulous Memorial Day event at this gorgeous combo center/museum.
Life size mannequins
I will have the video up on this sometime tomorrow after the Lake Nona VA event.
UPDATE here's the video