WFTV 9 Family Connection and our valued partner, Central Florida Auto Dealers Association is proud to support the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park which will honor those who left our community and never returned and help heal those who did come home.
The Memorial will be located adjacent to the new VA Medical Center (VAMC) overlooking a tranquil lake and a short walk to the campus chapel, nursing home and assisted living facility. It will truly be a special place to both remember the names of Central Floridians who died while serving our country and to mourn our losses. This memorial will also be a peaceful place for patients, families and friends to heal, pray, relax, reflect and connect with their loved ones.
It will honor approximately 1,100 veterans from Orange, Lake, Brevard, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties who made the ultimate sacrifice and never returned. The six counties located in Central Florida are home to 400,000 veterans, and there are more former military personnel over 65 living in our community than in any other place in the United States and more veterans that are over 50 percent disabled. Central Florida is the No. 1 destination for combat veterans, and the new hospital will offer more services than any other military medical facility, especially for women, and will attract veterans from across the country.
This is a major project involving approximately $3 million dollars in combined construction costs and an endowment for maintenance of the Park.
Please help us honor those who left our community and never returned and help heal those who did come home. You can contribute on line by clicking the green button. Major outright gifts of cash or stock qualify for naming your gift in honor or in memory of a loved one.
Get involved. Learn more at http://www.cfvmpf.org/