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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Each Veterans Day, the community gathers at the picnic area at Emory L. Bennett State Veterans Nursery Home in Daytona Beach to celebrate residents who served their country. It’s a treat for veterans who live at the facility like retired Marine Staff Sergeant Eli Graham, one of last living Montford […]

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Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Wednesday that state parks will offer free admission for all families and visitors on Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11. The state offers year-round discounts on annual entrance passes to those who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military, veterans with service-related disabilities and surviving spouses […]

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Muriel Bethune was cheerful Wednesday at Halifax Hospital when talking about her husband, Hobson, who suffered injuries last week in a motorcycle accident in Daytona Beach. “He is a blessing and he has always been faithful. We would like the prayers to continue. We know that God is in charge. […]

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Remembering veterans’ sacrifice and service A Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance was held on Monday at Daytona Memorial Park to pay tribute to local veterans and members of the military. A Champions of Freedom presentation highlighted local veterans who served and sacrificed to defend the nation’s freedom. Area residents of all ages participated in the ceremony […]

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Flagler seeking nominations for Veteran of the Year Flagler County’s Veterans Services Office is asking for nominations for its Veteran of the Year award, which will be presented on Veterans Day. The award will be presented to a living Flagler County veteran who has not only served his or her country with honor, but has […]