Florida Salutes

Monday, September 17, 2007

"Greatest Generation Gathering" Reception to Honor World War II Veterans

State Representative Stan Jordan, Chairman of the Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs in the Florida House of Representatives, and WJCT Public Broadcasting will host a reception in honor of the "Greatest Generation" World War II veterans. The reception will be followed by a special sneak preview of the latest documentary from renowned film-maker, Ken Burns, entitled "THE WAR".

"We are excited to be a co-sponsor of this special event with WJCT Public Broadcasting", said Representative Jordan. "It is important to offer our sincere thanks to the World War II "Greatest Generation". Nationwide, we are losing over 1,800 World War II veterans each day.



The reception and sneak preview is scheduled as follows:

Date: September 20th, 2007
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Reception (wonderful food and WWII music)
7:15 PM A special World War II sneak preview by WJCT
Place: WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202
This event will conclude at approximately 8:30 PM


  • WJCT will present to the community a sneak preview of the Ken Burns documentary "The War".

  • The preceding reception will be a chance to provide a "Greatest Generation Gathering".

  • This gathering will provide the opportunity for old and young, active duty and retired military, community members and relatives to say "Thank You".

  • This will not just be a reception/program; it will be a memory for all who attend!

  • Good Food, 1940's music, and the chance to meet first hand many World War II Veterans will be an experience to remember.

For More Information, Please Call Our Office At (904) 359-2644.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jacksonville's National Cemetery Update

State Representative Stan Jordan, Chairman of the Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs in the Florida House of Representatives, spoke with officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration today to get a progress update on Jacksonville’s national cemetery.

According to officials, the details of the cemetery are as follows:
1. Approximately 525 total acres
2. Groundbreaking in the summer of 2008
3. First internments will be approximately early or mid-November 2008

"The veterans who have served greatly deserve the honor of having the choice to be remembered in this last great final tribute," said Representative Jordan.

Of the 525 total acres, some land will be used for infrastructure, roads, administrative and maintenance functions and some of the land may be unusable for burial. The total acreage available for burials will not be available until the architectural and engineering plans are completed.