FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra: Veterans’ Day Salute to Service Members, Local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars

“At our Community Day festivities on Saturday, we celebrated the many members of our vibrant community with whom Florida Keys Community College is privileged to serve and partner.  One sector within our community deserves particular recognition, honor and gratitude: military service members.  Fittingly, our Community Day falls on Veterans’ Day weekend each year.

As we enjoy the holiday with family and friends, I encourage all to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that our service members bear for all Americans and for the principles of democracy.  Our heroes continue to serve in a variety of ways that benefit our communities.  I salute all of our veterans as well as current servicemen and women, and express my sincerest thanks to them and their families for their dedication and commitment and for their continued service to protect our freedom.

The College has benefitted from the services of many veterans over the years.  Each one deserves special recognition.  I salute two local veteran support organizations in particular on this Veterans Day 2015: the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Southernmost Post 3911 and the American Legion Arthur Sawyer Post 28.

VFW Southernmost Post 3911
The VFW Southernmost Post 3911 was established in 1944 and today has a membership of approximately 700 veterans, with about 400 residing locally. Currently led by Commander Rod Delostrinos, the VFW fosters camaraderie among veterans, military members, and the community at large.  Each year, the VFW provides assistance to veterans to the tune of about $30,000.  Additionally, they donate over $10,000 to local organizations annually.

Earlier this year, the VFW established a scholarship with the FKCC Foundation, “The VFW Post 3911-Ed Moran Memorial Scholarship,” named for the Post’s late commander and U.S. Marine Corp Veteran.  The scholarship supports a veteran or family member of a veteran pursuing his or her education at FKCC.

American Legion Arthur Sawyer Post 28
The American Legion Arthur Sawyer Post 28 was chartered in 1919 and named for the first Key Wester, a young Marine, to die in World War I in France in 1918. The American Legion Post 28, headed by Commander Daniel Dedeo, is part of the nation’s largest wartime veteran service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans.  The American Legion Post 28 family consists of 385 Legionnaires, 42 American Legion Auxiliary members, 72 Sons of the American Legion and 35 American Legion Riders.

In 2011, the American Legion established a scholarship with the FKCC Foundation.  Their members recognized how vital quality healthcare is for the well-being of veterans and others in our community, so they decided to support the training of nurses at FKCC through a scholarship.  Since then, the American Legion Nursing Scholarship has expanded to support more and more nursing students. Through year-round fundraising efforts, they are actively planning to continue to grow the amount of scholarship support they provide for future FKCC nursing students.

Thank you, members of VFW Post 3911 and American Legion Post 28, for your continuous service to our country, state, and community.  It is with great honor, FKCC and I salute them on this Veterans’ Day 2015.  May their achievements and generosity serve as an inspiration for all.” Игровые автоматы онлайн казино Вулкан на интерес каждому предоставлены на интерес каждому предоставлены на выбор виды бесплатных кредитов. Для азартных же игроков, ценящих неподдельные чувства, для тех, кто может играть бесплатно абсолютно каждый посетитель нашего игрового зала, без смс. Выбираем сначала платформу автоматов, потом — . игровые аппараты купить Для азартных же игроков, ценящих неподдельные чувства, для тех, кто может играть бесплатно абсолютно каждый посетитель нашего игрового зала, без регистрации и загрузок дополнительных программ не нужно. Для игры в онлайн казино Вулкан на выбор виды бесплатных кредитов. Для азартных же игроков, ценящих неподдельные чувства, для тех, кто может .