Fifty Years On: Vietnam Vets Still Coming into Treatment for the First Time


  • May 4, 2016
  • /   Shad Meshad
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The year 2017 has been designated as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. I confess 50 years is hard for me to imagine. I’m sure I’m not the only one who never thought I’d make it out of combat nor through the dark days of our first coming home. There are many Vietnam vets out there still searching for a way home from the war.

Fifty Years On: Vietnam Vets Still Coming into Treatment for the First Time


  • May 4, 2016
  • /   Shad Meshad
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The year 2017 has been designated as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. I confess 50 years is hard for me to imagine. I’m sure I’m not the only one who never thought I’d make it out of combat nor through the dark days of our first coming home. There are many Vietnam vets out there still searching for a way home from the war.

NAS Pensacola Leadership Training Visits VMP


  • April 19, 2016
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Prospective Senior Enlisted Leaders of the Navy’s Information Warfare Community visited the Park on April 15th as part of their recent leadership training conducted at NAS Pensacola.

NAS Pensacola Leadership Training Visits VMP


  • April 19, 2016
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Prospective Senior Enlisted Leaders of the Navy’s Information Warfare Community visited the Park on April 15th as part of their recent leadership training conducted at NAS Pensacola.

VMP to Dedicate Minuteman Memorial


  • April 15, 2016
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The Pensacola chapters of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Minuteman statue dedication Saturday May, 7th from 2 to 3pm at Veterans Memorial Park.

VMP to Dedicate Minuteman Memorial


  • April 15, 2016
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The Pensacola chapters of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Minuteman statue dedication Saturday May, 7th from 2 to 3pm at Veterans Memorial Park.

The VA vs. Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta


  • March 31, 2016
  • /   Shad Meshad, Founder & co-author, Vet Center Program; Founder, National Veterans Foundation
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Army Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta has received notification from the VA that his benefits for a caregiver are ending in 90 days, at the end of May. The letter he received from the VA states "he is no longer appropriate for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.”

Mayor presides over groundbreaking


  • March 31, 2016
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Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward will join Veterans Memorial Park Foundation board members and the general public on Friday for the groundbreaking of much needed park improvements funded by a recent Impact 100 grant.

The Attack on the USS Laffey


  • March 22, 2016
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VMPF remembers the adversity and great sacrifices made by our WWII Veterans by presenting The USS Laffey under fierce attack by 22 Japanese kamikaze attack planes, April 16th 1945.

50th Anniversary Commemoration


  • March 18, 2016
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Details of the Commemoration Event to honor all who served between 1955 - 1975 for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.