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Community pays tribute to veterans on social media

Jaymi Butler




In the midst of preparing for Hurricane Eta, the community paused to honor the men and women who have served our country on Veteran’s Day.

The city planned to host a Veteran’s Day event Wednesday morning to present Honored Veteran Awards to the late Dr. Bill Heller, former dean at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus and Army veteran and Jim Nixon, LGBTQ Liaison with the City of St. Petersburg who is a Navy veteran. That event will be postponed due to the storm.

State legislators Jeff Brandes, who served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1996 until 2007, and Chris Sprowls paid tribute to veterans on Facebook.

“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make…

Posted by Jeff Brandes on Wednesday, November 11, 2020


For over 244 years, men and women from around our country have answered the call to serve in defense of America and its…

Posted by Chris Sprowls on Wednesday, November 11, 2020


County commissioner Charlie Justice shared a simple message and photo.

Honoring all who served.

Posted by Charlie Justice on Wednesday, November 11, 2020


City council member Gina Driscoll, whose father served in the Army, shared a video from Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Bay Pines hosted a virtual tribute to veterans Wednesday morning.

On this Veteran’s Day we honor all who have courageously served our country. You have my deepest gratitude for your…

Posted by Gina Driscoll on Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Her colleague, Brandi Gabbard, had words of gratitude for everyone who served.

Happy Veterans Day 🇺🇸🤗 To all who I know who have served us well, Thank You! ♥️🤍💙

Posted by Brandi Gabbard Kunard on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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