Thank you to Pilot and Executive Director of the Boca Raton Pilots' Association Mr. Jim Costa and his wife Sandy, for their support of the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum!
Mr. Costa put together his love of aviation and respect for war heroes and the military for "A Celebration of Veterans." This event premiered this year, at the Signature Flight Support, Boca Raton Airport. It was a free event, that will benefit the community. Refreshments, music, exhibits from local military groups and art collectors such as Las Olas Antiques, attended the event. Cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Boca Raton Composite Squadron participated to provide a color guard and other duties. The patrol, is an Air Force auxiliary. Thank you Sandy and Jim, for inviting the Museum to participate! It was a great success, and can't wait for the next one!
AT this event, we got to meet Mr. Irwin Stovroff of Boca Raton, a veteran of World War II, who has made it his new mission to provide assistance and service for combat stress relief to disabled veterans, with his military therapy dogs. We got to meet his golden retriever, Cash, and his Corgi Jenny. Mr. Stovroff founded the Vets Helping Heroes nonprofit organization. Stovroff was a POW in Europe, and received a Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and the French Legion of Honor. To see the full list of participants: read the Sun-Sentinel article.
Photos by Minerva Bloom