Archive for October, 2016


Sunday, October 9th, 2016

On  September 27th, many Donors gathered at the Winter Park Civic Center to be honored by the Central Florida Memorial Park Foundation during the Donor Thank-A-Thon.  This was a special event to personally thank the many Donors who have generously given to honor the Fallen from our six Central Florida Counties for the Memorial at Lake Nona and who continue to donate for the upkeep of the Walls and landscaping.

LTG (Ret) Jay Garner, CFVMPF Honorary Chairman, was the honored speaker at the event.  General Garner honored the Fallen Heroes by referring to the Memorial Walls for specific wars and conflicts.  Gen Garner said “In the 99 years since WWI began, we have been engaged in 18 conflicts – we have been in conflicts 82% of the time.   Serving your nation is very, very risky business.”

Special guests, Donn and Jeanne Weaver, Gold Star Parents from Brevard County, shared their appreciation for the Memorial which names their son, LT Todd William Weaver on the Post Vietnam Memorial Wall.  LT Weaver served in the US Army and was a combat veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Todd was killed on September 9, 2010.

Jeanne Weaver displayed over 20 oil paintings depicting specific times in Todd’s life.  These paintings are included as photo’s in her book, “Losing Todd: A Mother’s Journey”

For additional information about Todd’s life and Jeanne Weaver’s book, visit the website:

Special thank you and appreciation to Panera Bread – the event sponsor.

dsc_0034-2 LTG (Ret) Jay Garner, CFVMPF Honorary Chairman

dsc_0024Jerry Pierce, CFVMPF Chairman

dsc_0037DeLloyd Voorhees, Jr., CFVMPF President

dsc_0043-2Jeanne and Donn Weaver, Gold Star Parents








Paintings of LT Todd Weaver
By Jeanne Weaver




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Photographs Courtesy of Sharon Breece