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Today, Veterans' Day November 11th, is dedicated to honor and acknowledge the service and patriotism of the many men & women who have shared a portion of their lives in service to the nation.

    Thank you for your service and God bless the veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard.  ....and God Bless the U.S.A.  Oorah!

    Semper Fi, Nick E



We left home as teenagers or in our early twenties for an unknown adventure. 

We loved our country enough to defend it and protect it with our own lives. 

We said goodbye to friends and family and everything we knew.

We learned the basics and then we scattered in the wind to the far corners of the Earth. 

We found new friends and new family.

We became brothers and sisters regardless of color, race or creed 

We had plenty of good times, and plenty of bad times. 

We didn't get enough sleep.

We smoked and drank too much.

We picked up both good and bad habits.

We worked hard and played harder.

We didn't earn a great wage.

We experienced the happiness of mail call and the sadness of missing important events.

We didn't know when, or even if, we were ever going to see home again. 

We grew up fast, and yet somehow, we never grew up at all. 

We fought for our freedom, as well as the freedom of others. 

Some of us saw actual combat, and some of us didn't. 

Some of us saw the world, and some of us didn't. 

Some of us dealt with physical warfare, most of us dealt with psychological warfare. 

We have seen and experienced and dealt with things that we can't fully describe or explain, as not all of our sacrifices were physical. 

We participated in time honored ceremonies and rituals with each other, strengthening our bonds and camaraderie.  


 New  7/28/23            HEALTH CARE  &  EARNED BENEFITS

PACT Act Benefits Reminder:  

The MOAA - supported law may offer compensation to millions of veterans exposed to toxins, or their survivors

There’s no deadline to apply for PACT Act benefits.


8/25/23    Apply for VA Health Care Now

8/25/23    Are you a Veteran who deployed to a combat zone but never enrolled in VA health care?  If you left active duty between September 11, 2001, and October 1, 2013, you should apply today.                                            But act fast—the  deadline is September 30, 2023.

VA to Review Link Between  Burn Pit Toxins  and  Additional Cancers


Learn more about the new study, which will consider types of leukemia and myeloma for a presumed connection to service.

We’ve expanded the list of presumptive cancers for eligible Gulf War and post-9/11 Veterans.


                   Welcome  to  the   New — Built  with  Veterans,  for  Veterans    
Our new site offers one place to   You can sign in with your  My HealtheVet,  DS Logon,  or   account to track your claims,  refill your  prescriptions  and more  

 ACCESS and  MANAGE Your VA Benefits and Health Care  Services    
Use VA    locations tool to check the status and operating hours of your local VA facility 


Florida State  Veterans  Benefits
The State Of Florida Provides Several Veteran Benefits.    This Page Explains Them

  LEGION Act Signed Into Law

In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.  The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.

The LEGION Act — The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government.  No other restrictions to American Legion membership are changed. The legislation opens the door for hundreds of thousands of veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.

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Presented to Joan FitzGerald _ the National VA Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, from the Retired 48
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