PROGRAMS - Remembering Vets

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Quilt of Honor

The mission of the Quilt of Honor (QOH) program is to present patriotic quilts to those who have served in the armed Forces in recognition and honor of their service and sacrfice.

The network and enthisiasm of quilters is only surpassed by their love and appreciation for those who have served our country.

Veterans stories and letters of gratitude for the quilts energize their passion to create more beautiful quilts.

The network of quilting groups continues to expand, impacting the lives of Americas’s Guardians of Freedom.
Vet ConnecXions

Through Remembering Vets, information is available for:

  • Assisting veterans in accessing local community resources

  • Veteran focused community events

BOXES & BINS FOR HEROES ON THE MOVE
(B&B FHOTM)
B&B FHOTM, Remembering VETS (RV) newest and most recent program added to services we offer to our Heroes was inspired by a Retired Air Force Veteran and his wife who recently relocated from Virginia to Palm Coast to make the Sunshine State of Florida their new home.  Early one weekday morning I received a call from Retired Veteran Jimmy Clark and his wife Pascale Clark asking if I might know of someone who could use boxes as they were unpacking to get moved into their new home. They shared with me that they did not want to just throw the boxes away or put them out for recycle and that maybe I might know someone who could use them.  My first response to him was, “Not really, not at this time but let me give it some thought.”  It did not take long for me to think about it, I called him right back and said, “You know maybe I can find someone who can use the boxes, when would be a good time to pick them up.”  The next day I went to pick up the boxes.  They gave me at least 30-40 boxes all broken down and ready to load into my car.

We know that packing boxes can be awfully expensive and take up a huge part of the moving budget when you have a family to move.  I figured if I could not find anyone to use the boxes right away, I could place them in our RV storge unit and keep them there until we found a hero and their family that might need boxes for moving.  Jimmy shared with me that they had at least 100 boxes they had packed and moved here to Florida.  All I could say was “Wow!”

I picked up the boxes and continued about my day.  My next stop would be to meet with a veteran and his wife who were looking into purchasing a new home.  As we discussed their new home purchase and the idea that they would have to start packing because they had a deadline to meet with being out of the home, they currently lived in.  Then the light bulb went on in my head!  I asked if they need boxes so that they could start packing?  Their reply was “Yes.”  

With that B&B FHOTM was born!  What a great way to help heroes who are moving from one location to another!  I took them to my car, we unloaded most of the boxes from my car and agreed that when they finished with the boxes, they would return them to RV so that we could let another hero on the move use the boxes for their move.

If you or someone you know would like to donate boxes or bins to B&B FHOTM, please contact anyone of our team members at RV and we will arrange to have them picked up or you can drop them off at our storage location.

This program is made available to veterans, military families, first responders, medical and healthcare workers, and local community frontline workers.  Help us to help them.

Contact Cathy directly at:

(386) 931-8323

BOXES AND BINS FOR
HEROES ON THE MOVE
Inspired by:
Retired Air Force Veteran Jimmy Clark
and his wife Pascale_Michlene Clark
Patriot Community Partnerships

Remembering Vets is proud to partner with community organziations which share our dedication to serving those who have served this Nation. Through collaborative efforts of enthusiastic partner agencies, organizations and trusted members of the community, the spirit of good will paves the way for improved services, supports and outreach to build a stronger veteran presence in the community.

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Invisible Wounds Memorial (IWM)

The mission of INVISIBLE WOUNDS MEMORIAL is to recognize and honor the brave men and women who have honorably served this great Nation and have suffered and continue to battle the "Invisible Wounds of Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)".

The  IWM, first of its kind, was placed at the HERO'S MEMORIAL PARK (HMP) in Palm Coast, Florida, Flagler County by Remembering VETS.  The IWM is a memorial dedicated to veterans and service members who suffer with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  The memorial was unveiled on Veterans Day 2016 and Remembering VETS is currently in the process of raising funds to place the second memorial of its kind in Daytona Beach, Volusia County at the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Bridge on Orange Ave. directly across the street for the Volusia County Courthouse inside the Veterans Memorial Park.

Visitors who have visited the IWM at the HMP have expressed that visiting the memorial has given them a sense of calm knowing that this memorial has been placed here in honor and remembrance of the sacrifice and sufferance which have been made/caused by those who have served.  The IWM lets them know that their service and sacrifice has not gone unnoticed.  Please visit the IWM at HMP in Palm Coast FL.  Make a donation so that we can bring the next IWM to Volusia County.  Also consider purchasing a memorial brick for your loved one to be placed at the HMP.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

CDC: Defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults

CDC: TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from "mild" (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to "severe" (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury).  Most TBIs that occur each year are mild, commonly called concussion.

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