“This Veteran has no immediate family all are welcome to attend.”
That line in the obituary of 80-year-old Naples resident Edward Pearson has prompted an outpouring of support and gestures of solidarity from local veterans groups and community members who want to ensure that the elderly veteran receives a proper burial.
Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect and relax. There are many events happening across Florida and the United States in honor of the holiday. Below, you will find plenty of parades, concerts, and commemorative events to fill your weekend.
One of the challenges facing Veterans after their service is getting access to healthcare. Veterans Affairs secretary Robert Wilkie, who was sworn in last week, will address American Veterans today at the group’s annual convention in Orlando. Improving access to healthcare is one of the issues the service organization is looking to Wilkie to address.