Archive for July, 2013

Memorial Construction Progress – July 11, 2013

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Construction of the Memorial to honor Fallen Heroes from six Central Florida Counties continues to move forward.  Photos below report progress as of  July 11, 2013.

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Rick Walsh Hosts Seminar

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

                                                                    Rick Walsh

Rick Walsh Hosts Seminar on Estate Giving to the Memorial

The Certified Financial Group of Altamonte Springs conducted its sixth free seminar for veterans and others considering a planned gift to the Memorial in June at the offices of the Knob Hill Group at Lake Invanhoe, Orlando. Rick Walsh, President of the Knob Hill Group, an investment and strategic counseling company, hosted the seminar.

Prior to establishing Knob Hill Group, Rick served as Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs of Darden Restaurants Inc., and was a founding member of the leadership team that took Darden public in 1995. He came to Florida as a Navy corpsman, where he assisted in eye, ear, nose, and throat surgery at the Naval Hospital Orlando. Mr. Walsh holds a Masters in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Central Florida. He received the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1985.

As was noted to attendees at the recent Seminar in addition to outright gifts and pledges of cash or stock, some donors will choose to make a deferred gift through their estate. Generally these include a bequest, charitable annuity, trust or paid-up life insurance policy. Be sure to consult with your legal or tax advisor about the tax savings for these ways of giving. For more information, contact the Certified Financial Group in Altamonte Springs at 407-869-9800 or at:

Foundation Elects New President

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

                                                     Col. DeLloyd (De) Voorhees, Jr.


Col. DeLloyd (De) Voohees, Jr. USA (RET) was recently elected President of the CFVMPF Board. De retired from the U.S. Army after serving 30 years with the rank of Colonel. He started his next career in Orlando with Jardon & Howard Technologies, (JHT). He is currently Vice President, Business Development at General Dynamics Information Technology in Orlando, FL. Upon his election he said, “I am truly honored to serve with such a dedicated group of fellow veterans who had the vision for this Memorial to the Fallen a decade ago. Through their vision and the support of the community, we are now just months away from its formal dedication.”

Orlando Sentinel – June 30, 2013

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The list of the Fallen Heroes from Central Florida Counties (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia) was published in the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Florida on June 30, 2013.

If you know of anyone who died in combat to preserve our freedom, information was included referring readers to the website to review  Guidelines and a list of supporting documents for inclusion to be submitted to

To view the list of Fallen Heroes on this website for each of the Central Florida Counties, please click on HONORS/FALLEN HEROES.