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Reg Buxton, 2014 Naples Spirit of 45 Chair Announces Honorary Co-Chairs

Reg Buxton, 2014 Naples Spirit of 45 Chair Announces Honorary Co-Chairs | Millitary Matters | Scoop.it

Naples Spirit of '45's  mission is to 'Fight Cultural Amnesia' by connecting our latest generation to our Greatest Generation by supporting the teaching of history in grades 6 -12.

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Lois A Bolin, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 20, 2014 9:51 AM

With the 70th Anniversary of the ending of WWII approaching August 14, 2015, it is time for communities across Florida to plan their community's celebration.  To learn more, visit www.spiritof45.org or www.naplesspiritof45.org.

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Naples, FL Resident reunites for first time in 44 years with Vietnam Brothers

Naples, FL Resident reunites for first time in 44 years with Vietnam Brothers | Millitary Matters | Scoop.it
ONTARIO >> Four men wearing matching sky blue T-shirts embraced Thursday in Terminal 4 of L.A./Ontario International Airport. Tears streamed down their faces. This was the first time they had all been together since a fateful day in Vietn
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Lois A Bolin, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 25, 2014 10:04 AM

Local veteran supporter extraordinaire, Bob Bodemann, met Thursday, April 24th,  in Terminal 4 of L.A./Ontario International Airport. With tears streaming down their faces, these Vietnam "brothers"met for the first time since a fateful day in Vietnam 44 years ago.

 

Like so many others who have served in war, Bodemann wondered what happened to his friends so he began his quest. 

 

Read the full account in The Daily Bulletin or find Bodemann on FB to thank his for this effort and the reminder that we need to follow our heart and hunches and it's never too late  to connect with old friends

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Cohen & Grigsby & Legal Aid Service of Collier County Host 2nd Annual Wills for Heroes Event in Honor of Veterans Day - The Sacramento Bee

Cohen & Grigsby & Legal Aid Service of Collier County Host 2nd Annual Wills for Heroes Event in Honor of Veterans Day - The Sacramento Bee | Millitary Matters | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with offices in Naples, Fla.
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The Wills for Heroes event is a way of saying 'thank you' for their services.   Veterans, emergency personnel and their spouses will be able to take advantage of this free legal services.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/10/30/5865471/cohen-grigsby-legal-aid-service.html#storylink=cpy
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Shutdown Shame: No Military Death Benefits For Families Of Fallen Troops

Shutdown Shame: No Military Death Benefits For Families Of Fallen Troops | Millitary Matters | Scoop.it
Families of fallen troops are being denied military death benefits because of the government shutdown. Over the weekend, the relatives of at least five U.S.
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Seriously?  While this issue will be resolved, politicians needs to quarantined any and all issues around those who serve our country so they are not pawns in the 'games on the hill'.

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U.S. Military Backs National Day Of Prayer Event, Atheists Not Happy - The Shark Tank

U.S. Military Backs National Day Of Prayer Event, Atheists Not Happy - The Shark Tank | Millitary Matters | Scoop.it
The wacky atheists are at it again, this time they are targeting the National Day of Prayer event in Washington, D.C. An atheist group led by “paid professional atheist” Mikey Weinstein, as Dr. James Dobson calls him, does not want uniformed military personnel to participate. The group believes that involving uniformed personnel would be like...
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Florida played a significant role in WWII, which preserved America's freedom.  Since we were founded on the issue of religious freedom, today is very special.

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Strand and Lux Make History with Collier Honor Flight's Inaugural D.C. Trip

Strand and Lux Make History with Collier Honor Flight's Inaugural D.C. Trip | Millitary Matters | Scoop.it
When the United States suddenly found itself a combatant against two imperial powers in World War II, the outlook was pretty grim.
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Littel did veterans, Sean Lux and Dr. Debi Strand, know that when they launched the nation's newest Honor Flight hub in Collier County; they would also be making history.

 

Compressing 8 months of prep time into 6 weeks will make CCHF the first hub to make this leaf of faith in record time. 

 

Lux noted that setting a record was not the point - the point was to ensure that our local veterans got to see the memorial dedicated to them.  Dr Strand added, "We have lost so many of our local veteran who have been on a waiting lists for almost two years and we had to do what we could do to make this happen."

 

What happend was organizational poetery in motion highlighting a case study in the values benefit of a clear vision and mission underscored by the speed of trust.

 

Dr. Lois Bolin, organzational consultant and publicity chair for CCHF, observed as the process created a structure and foundation that could have never been created so quickly and elegantly if not for the vision,  leadership and trust in their founding board members.

 

Honorary Chair Wayne Smith, while know for his military expereicnes, has a deep and extensive executive resume in bringing good ideas to life with such company BF Goodrich.   He said, "The purity of their intention captured me as well as the people they surrounded themselves with.  Everyone was focused on the mission.  Everyone did their part.  Everyone celebrated each other contributions.  That's how I build my teams.  It's about trusting your people to get the results - people first.  That's why this county can look forward to good things coming from this dynamic duo."

 

For more information, visit www.colliercountyhonorflight.org.  For the up to the minute news, follow Lois Bolin on Twitter and FB.

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Thinkspot

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Thinkspot connects the inherent assets of a community with proven platforms that put people to work and improve quality of life.


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