Events
Every Day is Veterans Day
One Senior Place and VITAS Healthcare presented their annual tribute to veterans, "Every Day Is Veterans Day," on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Altamonte Springs location. Peruse the event program. Veterans of all ages, but especially seniors, were ho ... Read more
Events
Veterans Day 2012
We thank and honor the United States Military Veterans who have served our nation. As we remember our veterans this Veterans Day 2012, we invite you to share in their firsthand accounts of military service:  interviews,  narratives,  videos  and  wri ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Earl K. Wood, 397th Infantry, 100th Division
World War II Veteran Earl K. Wood, far left, with his fellow veterans at a reunion of the Canon Company 397th Infantry, 100th Division.  READ the Reunion Program. Individuals mentioned in the reunion program: Lt. Ross H. Bearup, Pfc. Robert E. Kirsch, ... Read more
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Earl K. Wood: 1916-2012
Photo of Earl Kenneth Wood,  "Woody" as he was known in the 397th Infantry, 100th Infantry Division where he served as Technical Sergeant during World War II. Play Video interview. Photo from video interview in September 2011 when Mr. Wood wa ... Read more
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Memorial Day Remembrances: WWII Pilot Joseph S. Guernsey Recalls the Fine Orlando Men Who Gave Their Lives in WWII
ABOVE: Photo of Lt. Joseph S. Guernsey home on leave from duty in the South Pacific during WWII, Orlando Sentinel, January 28, 1943. Lt. Joseph S. Guernsey is pictured with his father Joseph W. Guernsey and his sister Miss Jean Guernsey. Mr. Guernsey s ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Earl K. Wood
ABOVE: Earl K. Wood at 2012 oral history interview. Play Oral History Video. Earl K. Wood was assigned to the 100th Infantry Division, replacement forces in the Battle of the Bulge. He put in for the Army Air Force and made it. "Woody" served 5 years a ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Felix Monell
Known as the Bazooka Man by his platoon, Felix Monell spent days behind enemy lines stringing up wire for U.S. troop communications in Italy during WWII. He was awarded the bronze star with the oak leaf cluster for his service to our country in the 361st ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Michael A. Monell
ABOVE: Photo of World War II Veteran Michael A. Monell at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, November 9, 2011. Michael Monell was drafted in 1943 and sent to St. Petersburg, FL to experience "The Jungle" in preparation for service in the South Pa ... Read more
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General Patton's Barber
WWII Veteran Cosmo Monell started barbering at age 14. He became so good that when he was drafted for service in WWII he took on the assignment of cutting all the GI's, all the soldiers hair. General Patton learned of Cosmo's expertise and requested him t ... Read more
Places
The Veterans Trailer Park
Fran Abeel came to Orlando in 1947, because her husband, a disabled veteran, needed to live in a warm climate. Housing was scarce so for their first 2-3 years in Orlando, the Abeels lived in the Veterans Trailer Park. In this excerpt from an oral histo ... Read more
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Remembering Mario Mesa
This week in Orlando, WWII Veteran Mario John Mesa, Jr. passed away on August 14, 2011. Saint James Cathedral funeral program for WWII Veteran Mario John Mesa, Jr.  Front   Inside   Back Funeral Card ABOVE: Mario Mesa at Lake Eola, April 19 ... Read more
Events
D-Day, June 6th 1944: Remembering the Fallen
The officers and men of the 6th Naval Beach Battalion dedicate this plaque to our fallen comrades who gave their lives in defense of good over evil. They are silent sentinels who from their final resting place above the cliff perpetually watch over the sa ... Read more