Florida fundraiser planned for veterans memorial

A fundraiser dinner will take place on October 8, 2009, in Plant City, Florida, to raise money for a new memorial to veterans that is currently under construction. The Plant City Armed Forces Memorial Foundation is sponsoring the dinner which will feature recently retired Air Force Major General David J. Scott.

The veterans monument was designed by Duane Scott, an artist from Sarasota. According to Tampa Bay Online, it features an eagle with outstretched wings atop a pedestal and pays tribute to the five military branches.

Tickets for the dinner cost $100 and the reception will be held at 6p.m. at John R. Trinkle Community Center (2206 E. Cherry St.). For more information, call the Plant City Armed Forces Memorials Foundation at (813)752-4197.

If you are a veteran who has been injured while serving in the U.S. military, please contact the  Florida veterans disability rights law firm of Veterans Help Group.