CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook sees it, veterans should be honored for their contributions to the nation more regularly.

“I want to celebrate our heroes and not just remember them three days a year,” he said.

And so, Coral Springs is planning to launch a new initiative to recognize the achievement and sacrifices of veterans living in the city.

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This week, city officials said their plan calls for allowing the public to fill out an online form to recognize veterans.

“We’ll start recognizing veterans of all walks of life, all military branches,” said Dale Pazdra, the city’s human resources director. “It’ll be an easy process.”

The recognition program will launch in conjunction with Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Pazdra said.

Veterans will be honored at city commission meetings. To honor a veteran, click here to fill out  the form. 

Brook, whose father and father-in-law were veterans, said he has pushed for efforts to not only recognize veterans but also help them.

He also supports finding a way for people in the community to assist veterans -- especially those who are elderly -- with everyday needs, such as how to communicate with their loved ones and friends over video-streaming services like Zoom.

“There is a fair amount of elderly who are isolated at this time,” Brook said.

He’s planning to bring up ideas on helping veterans at an upcoming city commission meeting.

“Our veterans are the biggest factor to our nation’s enjoyment of the liberties we have,” Brook said. “I pushed for regular recognition of our veterans because we cannot thank them enough and we cannot honor them enough.”

 

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