Why do Veterans join the Veterans Club of Celebration Inc?
There are many reasons.
The main one is to interact with other Veterans who share similar experiences. Military Veterans are a group of individuals who took an oath, one that all hold sacred in serving our nation in times of war and peace. In social settings, Veterans enjoy the camaraderie discussing some of the same experiences with other Veterans. Besides regular monthly meetings, there are happy hours, an annual pig roast to which cadets from the Celebration High School JRAFROTC attend and assist our Veterans with the set-up, serving and clean up.
To honor our Veterans, the cadets of the Celebration High School JRAFROTC hold a picnic for our Veterans in which the cadets can converse and ask questions to our Veterans about what it was like to have a military career. Two highlights of the year are a Breakfast held at the military venue, Shades of Green, located at Walt Disney World and the annual Veterans Holiday Dinner. Both the club members from the Veterans Club of Celebration and the Veterans Club of Celebration Auxiliary donate time and funds to organizations such as The Fisher House, Snowball Express and the cadets of the Celebration High School JRAFROTC, which allows eligible cadets to attend the Cadet Leadership Course. The Veterans Club members and Veterans Club Auxiliary members also participate in the Porch and Yard Sale by cleaning out our closets, garages, and sheds and sell these items to help raise funds to provide funding assistance to the above-mentioned organizations. Our Veterans Club Auxiliary members along with members of the Veterans Club, collect toiletry articles for Veterans that live near the Lake Nona Veterans Hospital.
Members of the Veterans Club of Celebration can assist other club members as well as new members in providing information and guidance concerning the right Veterans agency for Veterans benefits.
So, Come On! What Are You Waiting For? All Personnel who have been honorably discharged from the US Armed Forces, as well as personnel serving on active duty and National Guard members are eligible to join the Veterans Club of Celebration.
The above article appears in the June 2020 edition of the Celebration News