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Setting a course for the future: 2010 - today

In the final installment of our series celebrating the history of the VFW National Home for Children, we take a look at some of the notable events of the present decade and how those accomplishments are helping ensure we are able to continue to offer struggling military and veteran families the opportunity to live in the National Home’s peaceful and caring atmosphere while they get their lives back on track. In 2007, the National Home was approached by a VFW member from the state of Washington wanting to help the Home. By 2008, he was asking about building a new home. He wanted to leave a lasting impact on the lives of struggling veteran families. He did just that when he singlehandedly fund

Awesome Gang spreads holiday cheer

The Awesome Gang is getting into the holiday spirit early this year. On Sunday night, the group invited campus residents and staff to join them in making Christmas cards to send to soldiers through the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Surrounded by friends, and with the sounds of Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls and other Christmas favorites playing in the background, this crew of crafty card-makers produced handmade cards that will surely spread cheer this holiday season. The cards will be distributed by the Red Cross to distribute to military installations, military and VA medical facilities and veterans organizations throughout the world. The Awesome Gang is a group for chi

Tribute Park expands!

It was a busy summer in the National Home’s Tribute Park! With two new paths, a new bench, new trees and several new plaques, the park continues to grow as a place of beauty and serenity to be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Take a stroll down Path #2, the new VFW Auxiliary Department of Florida Members’ Path. Rest a moment on the new bronze bench honoring “Florida’s own veteran” past National Home Board President Jack McDermott. And take in the beauty of the new Waterlily Magnolia Tree. All thanks to the Department of Florida VFW Auxiliary. Pause to honor the National Home alumni who have served in the U.S. military and remember those alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice at the p

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