Archive for June, 2016

Memorial Day Ceremony – May 30, 2016

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Memorial Day Invitation 2016

A Memorial Day Ceremony was held at the CFVMPF Memorial at Lake Nona on May 30, 2016.  During the ceremony Gold Star families were recognized and the following six names were unveiled having been added to the Memorial Wall:

John C. Bratton, USA – World War II
Pablo A. Ruiz III, USA – Operation Enduring Freedom
Luis M. Melendez Sanchez, USAF – Operation Enduring Freedom
Joseph L. Schiro, USA – Operation Enduring Freedom
Todd W. Weaver, USA – Operation Enduring Freedom
Joshua L. Wheeler, USA – Operation Iraqi Freedom

Photos taken during the Ceremony by Sharon Breece

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Timothy Liezert. Director VAMC                            Jerry Pierce, CFVMP Chairman
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DeLloyd Voorhees, CFVMPF President             Ron DeSantis, U.S. Representative
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LTG (Ret) Benjamin Mixon                          CAPT Richard Black, CFVMPF Chaplain
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Joe Kittinger, CFVMPF Advisor                                             Madelyn Corcoran
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Friends and Family
Residents of CLC

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Viewing the names of friends and family on the Memorial Walls

VA Medical Center Dedicates Conference Rooms

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

The Orlando VA Medical Center dedicated two Directors Conference Rooms on May 26, 2016, to honor two great American Heroes.  They both were instrumental in bringing the VA Medical Center to Orlando and both served as Board Members of the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation and in making the Memorial a reality.

The Directors Conference Rooms were dedicated in honor of:


Earle Denton was a veteran of both the Korean and the Vietnam Wars.  He distinguished himself in numerous battles including the infamous battle for Pork Chop Hill during the Korean conflict where his actions earned him both the Purple Heart and Silver Star.

Bill Coleman served with the 101st Airborne on their D-Day drop on France which included serving almost a year as a prisoner of war during World War II.  He was the recipient of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.  Fifty years after he made his first jump over Normandy he did it again in 1994.


Timothy W. Liezert, Director of the  VA Medical Center, Making Presentation to:

Toni Coleman               and             Carol Denton


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Photographs taken by Sharon Breece