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About the Founder
Cathy Heighter, Co-Founder of Remembering VETS Inc.  d/b/a INVISIBLE WOUNDS MEMORIAL, Email:[email protected] Phone:  386-931-8323                      
  • Certified Florida Military Specialist (FMS), Florida Board of Realtors
  • American Gold Star Mother’s Inc. (AGSM) Chapter President, Volusia County, Daytona Beach Chapter
  • Honorary member of Rolling Thunder Chapter 8, Volusia County
  • Third Vice President of Volusia County Veterans Council,
  • Member VVA 1048 (AVVA)
  • DAVA member, Daytona Beach Chapter 84, Chaplin, State Executive Committee Representative
  • Former DAVA member Flagler Beach Chapter 86
  • Volusia County Veterans Court Team, “Quilt of Honor Program”
  • Honorary Co-Chair for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, contributor to publication of “Handbook for Deceased Family Members Of Deceased Service Personnel”
  • Member of Congressional Legislation Team instrumental in increasing death benefits of Service Members of the United Stated Armed Forces through legislative action. Legislation passed, and bill was signed to increase death benefit in 2005 by, former President George W. Bush
  • Spokesperson for Intrepid “Fallen Heroes Fund” founded by the Intrepid Foundation, helping the foundation to raise millions of dollars to aid in support of Families of the Fallen, 2003-2005   
  • Testified before Congress on behalf of Military Families, Farmingdale L.I. NY, 2004
  • HBO and Time Life Books, “Last Letters Home” documentary and book published to aid Families of the Fallen 2004, feature story in documentary, Last Letters Home tribute to SPC Raheen Tyson Heighter
  • Co-founder of Remembering Vets, Inc. d/b/a INVISIBLE WOUNDS MEMORIAL, 501(c)(3), charitable organization committed to supporting the needs of veterans of all eras through a variety of programs and services
  • VSO (Veterans Service Officer) Daytona Beach DAV Chapter 84
  • Founder of Raheen’s Legacy Scholarship Fund 2004 awarding over $10,000.00 in scholarships to graduating seniors from New York and Palm Coast, Florida
  • Recipient of Rosa Parks Sons & Daughters of Liberty Award, Brookhaven Rosa Parks Democratic Association, Brookhaven NY., 2008
  • Homeless Veteran Stand Down, Flagler County 2014
  • Homeless Veteran Stand down Volusia County 2014-2015
  • Graduate of Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 2013 with Bachelor of Science Degree

"I pride myself in being of service to our community and our country.”
“Proud Mother of a Fallen American Hero”

a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
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