Apopka celebrates its heroes on Veteran’s Day

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSVeterans DayVFW/Apopka Community Center Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleTimber Creek shocks Apopka 40-39, Wekiva eliminated 30-21 at Winter Park Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here America has long stood as a shining light of hope and security around the world, and few exemplify that spirit more than the members of our military. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the Coast Guard are part of an unending fraternity of brave patriots who have served our country with honor and made tremendous sacrifices so that we may live free.On Veterans Day, we salute those who have proudly worn the uniform of the United States of America and the families who have served alongside them, and we affirm our sacred duty as citizens to express our enduring gratitude, both in words and in actions, for their service.In Apopka, veterans, elected officials, and members of the community gathered at the Veterans of Foreign Wars/Apopka Community Center this morning to celebrate, honor and remember the sacrifices of the military at a Veteran’s Day program.Army veteran William Boyd was the featured speaker.  He asked the question ‘how do you recognize a veteran?’“Only 10-percent of our nation’s population has served in the military,” he said. “And that 10-percent was forever changed by doing so. No matter their status in life, they will stand a little taller knowing they served their country.”Post Commander Artie Vecchio also spoke of honor among veterans and the appreciation he has for the military and their dedication and sacrifice.Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer opened the ceremony with a brief story about his uncle who fought in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, and then read a poem written by US Army Sergeant Josh Helterbran who is with the HHC 224th Engineer Battalion currently stationed in Iowa.The soldier stood and faced God,Which must always come to pass,He hoped his shoes were shining,Just as brightly as his brass.“Step forward now, you soldier,How shall I deal with you?Have you always turned the other cheek?To My Church have you been true?”The soldier squared his shoulders andsaid, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,Because those of us who carry guns,Can’t always be a saint.I’ve had to work most Sundays,And at times my talk was tough,And sometimes I’ve been violent,Because the world is awfully rough.But, I never took a pennyThat wasn’t mine to keep…Though I worked a lot of overtimeWhen the bills got just too steep,And I never passed a cry for help,Though at times I shook with fear,And sometimes, God forgive me,I’ve wept unmanly tears.I know I don’t deserve a placeAmong the people here,They never wanted me around,Except to calm their fears.If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,It needn’t be so grand,I never expected or had too much,But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”There was a silence all around the throne,Where the saints had often trod,As the soldier waited quietly,For the judgment of his God.“Step forward now, you soldier,You’ve borne your burdens well,Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,You’ve done your time in Hell.” The example our nation’s veterans set throughout their lives is a testament to the drive and perseverance that define the American spirit and character. Let us never forget our obligations to these heroic individuals and never forget those who paid the ultimate price for America’s liberty.Happy Veteran’s Day and thank you for your service to us all. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid reject Juventus €50m bid for Spanish striker

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTime Playing Video Games Can Have A Detrimental Effect On You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksDiscover How Women From Famous Paintings Looked Like In Real Life11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Most Praised Historical MoviesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do It follows a report that Juventus want Morata with their new boss Andrea Pirlo – a former teammate of the Spaniard – keen to push for a deal. However, the striker has a €150m release clause and it does not appear that the club are in any mood to negotiate down on that. The striker previously spent two years in Italy with the Bianconeri – where he scored 15 goals in 63 games, helping them to two league titles and the 2015 Champions League final. Juve have been heavily linked with a move for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, and it now appears they have made the former Chelsea striker an alternative. La Liga campaigners Atletico Madrid have rejected an offer of €50m from Juventus to sign striker Alvaro Morata, according to Marca. Remarkably, this opening offer from the Bianconeri is lower than the fee Atleti paid Chelsea (€55m) for the striker, whose move was only made permanent this summer following an 18-month loan stint. Morata – whose wife is Italian – is said to have been frustrated at Atleti in recent months and particularly when Simeone opted to play Diego Costa ahead of him on several occasions near the end of last season. Indeed, after football resumed in June, Morata only started six of 12 matches for Los Rojiblancos and was a substitute in the Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig.Advertisement Read Also: Lionel Messi gifts blind boy life-changing glassesThe 27-year old has struggled for consistency with Diego Simeone’s side since his return to the Spanish capital in 2018, however 12 league goals last season may have handed him a second chance in Simeone’s plans at the Wanda Metropolitano.Despite Juve’s attempts to sign the player this summer, the economic reality of Covid-19, coupled with Atleti’s unwillingness to sell, makes any deal unlikely.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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NFF Hails AITEO Boss, Peters, on New Award

first_imgPresident of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said on Wednesday: “On behalf of the NFF and the entire Nigerian football fraternity, I would like to congratulate Mr. Peters on yet another award. This is another gorgeous feather to his shining cap. It is also the latest in a long and growing list of accolades for an outstanding gentleman, an international business mogul with a difference and a proud son of Nigeria and Africa.“This award is not a surprise to me as a person, and certainly not a surprise to any member of the NFF Board. It simply underscores the quality and character of the leading figure of a major partner of the NFF.“Mr. Peters has always been committed to making everyone and everything around him better and we are proud to have him as a partner in progress with Nigerian and African Football,” said Pinnick, who is also 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football.NPFL(Rescheduled Match-day 1)Wikki 1-0 InsuranceRivers Utd 1-0 Remo StarsRangers 1-0 TornadoesYobe 1-0 GombeShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Benedict Peters The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has congratulated the founder of AITEO Group, Mr. Benedict Peters on his award as African Icon of the Year at the recent Foreign Investment Network (FIN) and Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources Honorary Patrons Dinner and Awards Night.Peters is the Founder and President of AITEO Group, Nigeria’s leading energy solution company and the Official Optimum Sponsor of the Nigeria Football Federation. The company also sponsors the annual Federation Cup competition, and picks the bills for the NFF-AITEO Football Awards, another annual event.The energy company also bankrolls the CAF African Football Awards, yet another annual event for which it recently penned a four –year agreement with the Confederation of African Football, CAF.last_img read more

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AAF officially announces it has filed for bankruptcy

first_imgThe AAF ceased operations in early April, with just two weeks to play in its inaugural regular season. That decision caught players, coaches, vendors and venues by surprise, with many of them not paid by the league.The AAF said in its statement that a trustee would be assigned to the team’s remaining assets and liabilities, including the issue of players’ contracts. AAF statement on league filing for bankruptcy. pic.twitter.com/wXTh2eZmEL— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 17, 2019″The Alliance of American Football (AAF) has ceased all business operations and has started the process of liquidation pursuant to Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code,” the league said in a statement. “AAF’s bankruptcy petition was filed on April 17, 2019, with the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas (San Antonio Division).”We are deeply disappointed to be taking this action,” the statement continued. “The AAF was created to be a dynamic, developmental professional football league powered by an unprecedented alliance between fans, players and the game.” Related News Many players said they were booted out of their lodging for games and stuck with the bill. Vendors said they were unpaid, and leases for stadiums and other venues were not honored.It was just recently that players were allowed to be signed by NFL and CFL teams, meaning the AAF likely was trying to hold on to any assets it could.According to records obtained by Front Office Sports, the AAF claimed assets of $11.3 million and liabilities of $48.3 million, but has only $536,160.68 in cash.BREAKING: @TheAAF has filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.- In the filings, the league claims assets of $11.3 million and liabilities of $48.3 million.- According to the documents, the league has $536,160.68 in cash. pic.twitter.com/IsOlGi2yoO— Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) April 17, 2019 AAF, Orlando Apollos still owe UCF $1.1M, according to their contract The Alliance of American football officially is no more.The defunct football league announced Wednesday that it has begun the process of seeking bankruptcy protection after it ceased operations in early April.last_img read more

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