As Memorial Day approaches, the Library of Congress is calling on families and friends of those who served in uniform to help preserve their stories. The hope is rally volunteers to collect personal accounts of American war veterans on video, audio and in writing so that future generations can learn of the realities of war first hand. The stories and materials will be chronicled in the Veterans History Project which was started by Congress in 2000.
The teenagers graduating this spring were still in diapers when terrorists attacked the United States September 11, 2001. Yet, many of the high school graduates are stepping up to join the military despite the ongoing "war against terror" and recent tensions in Syria and North Korea. Graduation starts today at Hillsborough County public high schools. First in line is Newsome High School, southeast of Tampa in the suburban neighborhood of Fishhawk.
It was approved almost three years ago, and finally, construction could begin soon on a 120-bed VA nursing home in St. Lucie County. Commissioners will get an update on the Ardie R. Copas State Veterans Nursing Home in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday from Glenn Sutphin, executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs (FDVA). Plans for the nursing home were delayed because of a federal design change.