VAN 12-Park Tour Jay B. Starkey Park

VAN 12-Park Tour Jay B. Starkey Park 4 March 2023 VAN 12-Park Tour Part Three brought us to Jay B. Starkey Park in Pasco County. This park holds a special place in our hearts as home to the annual Remembrance Love Walk. The first annual Remembrance Love Walk was held

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VAN 12-Park Tour Morris Bridge Conservation Park

VAN 12-Park Tour Morris Bridge Conservation 4 February 2023 The VAN team and guests had a wonderful experience at January’s Brooker Creek Preserve tour and we knew Morris Bridge Conservation Park would be just as thrilling. This park, located just off of Morris Bridge Road in Thonotosassa, offers a variety

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VAN 12-Park Tour Brooker Creek Preserve

VAN 12-Park Tour Brooker Creek Preserve 7 January 2023 It was a cold January morning in Florida when the VAN team gathered for the first park tour of the VAN 12-Park Tour event for 2023. The team had spent the prior evening cutting up fruit, icing down water, and looking

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Honoring Fallen Heroes

The first hint of Fall in Florida is usually the release of pumpkin spice everything, it is certainly not the weather. With the turning of the calendar to September we dream of cozy socks, fireplaces, and lattes even if, for Floridians, that is just a dream. Beyond that dream, there

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Healing With Horses

Peaceful Pastures Ranch and VAN came together in July to offer an exclusive experience to 20 veterans free of charge. The day began with an introduction to the wonderful ranch and founder\therapist Jessica Oliver who explained what could be expected once the Equine Therapy session started. Our time in the

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1st Annual Remembrance Love Walk

Patrick, my son, served for almost 12 years when he was one of 3 Marines and a military working dog who died in a devastating fire in Herat while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. A parent should never bury their child, that isn’t the correct pecking order. If we never loved,

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