Archive for November, 2011


Tuesday, November 15th, 2011



The Memorial at Lake Nona will provide a special serene and healing environment for the families of the Fallen as they struggle with their loss. The total campaign goal is $3 million.  Of this amount, $1.5 million is for construction and another $1.5 million for an endowment for the upkeep of the Memorial.

 We have already reached the $500,000 mark. Your gift will enable us to begin construction in early 2012. Right now, your gift to the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park can be matched by Wayne Densch Charities making it worth twice as much. How does it work?

Any gift you give will be matched dollar for dollar. For example, if you give $1,000, Wayne Densch Charities will match it with $1000, making your gift worth twice as much to the veterans who gave so much. Gifts are matched up to $50,000.

Five Ways to Match Your Gift
• A cash/check gift
• A written pledge
• A gift of stock
• A gift made online at, click on Donate Button
• Through the Combined Federal Campaign. CFC #42905

Please take advantage of this opportunity to double your gift to the Fallen.


Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

November 3, 2011

Central Florida Auto Dealers Association

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

(Left to Right) Jerry Pierce, Stephen Seay, Randy Parks, Barbara Miller

                                             Photograph by Joe Miller

Randy Parks, President, Central Florida Automobile Dealers Association (CFADA), presents a check in the amount of $25,000 to Steve Seay, CFVMPF President and Jerry Pierce CFVMPF Chairman.  This was the completion of their $50,000 pledge toward the memorial to be built adjacent to the new VA Medical Center at Lake Nona. 

          (Left to Right) Jerry Pierce, Stephen Seay, Joe and Barbara Miller

Joe and Barbara Miller, Executive Vice President of Central Florida Automobile Dealers Association (CFADA), present Barbara’s personal contribution (in honor of  her husband Joe) to Steve Seay, CFVMPF President and Jerry Pierce CFVMPF Chairman.

General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Former National Security Advisor, General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.) Addresses Veterans and Public on National Security in our Time

General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.) discussed National Security in Our Time in an address to Central Florida Veterans and the public on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the American Legion State Headquarters at 1912A Lee Road in Orlando, Florida. 

During his military career, General Jones served as Commander, United States European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe.  He served his country for 40 years in the US Marine Corps and from July of 1999 to January of 2003 as the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps.  After retirement General Jones served as our country’s 22nd National Security Advisor and remained involved in national security and foreign policy issues, including the chairing of a Congressional Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq.

General Jones said “It is interesting to note how little of our current political discourse, one year before our National elections, is being accorded to the issue of American competitiveness in the world.  American leadership in the economic sector of our society is the biggest threat to our position in the world of the 21st century.  One of the critical shortfalls of our National security portfolio is the continued absence of any semblance of an energy policy for the United States, a condition that has existed for years. ”

General Jones further stated:  “I am convinced more than ever that our many friends and allies the world over do not want to contemplate a world in which the United States plays a diminished role.  They want the United States to be the leader that inspires those who are struggling or suffering and who, absent that leadership would have no counter balance to the world of the autocratic and opressive regimes.”

General Jones spoke at the invitation of the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation.