Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Teams Up with Escambia County Sheriffs Office


  • December 30, 2015
  • /   Chris Kazakos
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An effort to attract more Veterans for employment.

Local Students Show Support and Appreciation for Veterans


  • December 15, 2015
  • /   Chris Kazakos
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Local veteran volunteers judged a essay contest for elementary and middle school students.

Pensacola Community Unites to Honor and Remember on Pearl Harbor Day


  • December 9, 2015
  • /   Chris Kazakos
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Locals gather to remember the anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Homelessness: Plenty of Talk, Not Enough Commitment


  • December 3, 2015
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The scene we see on the ground has not changed much from when I started working with homeless vets in the 1970s. If anything, it is worse than it's ever been.

Veterans Day at the Park


  • November 15, 2015
  • /   Chris Kazakos
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On the 11thhour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2015, people across the U.S. and abroad gathered to celebrate those who have served and sacrificed for our country. The Pensacola community was no different as the 2015 Veterans Day ceremony began, at that moment, with 11 chimes from the Marine Corps Bell Tower at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola.

Don’t Thank Me Anymore... Just Care for Veterans Who Return and Work To End All War


  • November 15, 2015
  • /   Michael McPhearson
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Many years ago I became fed up with the hollow thank yous and stopped celebrating Veterans Day. Today I join with Veterans For Peace in a call to Reclaim November 11th as Armistice Day—a day to think about peace and thank those who served by working to end war.

Locals celebrate Veterans Day at the park


  • November 13, 2015
  • /   Marketta Davis, pnj.com | Photos by Tony Giberson
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Pensacola area residents gathered at Veterans Memorial Park for a Veterans Day observance and celebration.

On Veterans Day: The Ones We Missed


This November 11th will be our nation's 96th Veterans Day - a day meant to mark the end of the "war to end all wars." Almost a hundred years of parades and speeches, and of men and women returning to us from military service with seen and unseen injuries.

Veterans Remember Khe Sanh


  • November 6, 2015
  • /   Chris Kazakos
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On Thursday evening, the monuments at Veterans Memorial Park in Pensacola were not the only focal point. A mixed crowd of civilians, veterans and their families gathered on a perfect night at the park, as the sun set, for the last "Heroes Among Us” speaker series in 2015 to learn about the one of the Vietnam War’s most storied events: the battle of Khe Sanh.

Flying Tigers reunite on the beach


Marine Helicopter Squadron 361 members in Pensacola.