Unsung Hero – Pastor Serves Community during Pandemic

Unsung Hero – Pastor Serves Community during Pandemic

Pastor James Sykes kept his Church open during the pandemic, serving his community by providing food, daycare, and education.  His Bishop, some government, and many others pressured him to close.  He withstood the pressure and created hope in a time of great fear....

WE CAN BE HEROES Foundation brunch a huge success

WE CAN BE HEROES Foundation brunch a huge success

The We Can Be Heroes Foundation hosted its spring Tribute to Our Heroes Brunch at the Salem Centre Auditorium in late March with the room filled to capacity (given the current COVID restrictions). Unsung heroes from around the country were recognized for their...

Unsung Hero: Veteran Creates Active Support Group

Todd Oakes founded the Veterans Support Group in our community, Cascades at World Golf Village, in 2009. Under his leadership, this organization holds two fundraisers : A Thanks for Giving Gala in November recognizing all of our resident veterans and a Hawaiian Luau...

WWII Veterans Speak About VJ Day

WWII Veterans Speak About VJ Day

Northeast Florida WWII Veterans share short stories about their VJ Day memories.   Sollie Mitchell WWV Vet video0000 Joe Shomo of St. Johns County Florida [video width="568" height="320"...

Thank You Air Force Veteran DeMitri Shepherd

DeMitri sacrificed his time, his time with family., and his freedom to serve his country for twenty years.  He is a true Patriot and believes that serving his country is the honorable thing to do.  He spent many years serving abroad and never complained.  Wearing that...

Tribute to Our Heroes Brunch – March 20, 2021

Tribute to Our Heroes Brunch – March 20, 2021

Hear captivating speakers, enjoy the delicious brunch, meet World War II and other Service Veterans, Youth and Unsung Heroes with Hillsdale College Professor Dr. Adam Carrington presentation on Freedom. Former FL House Representative and Concerned Veterans 4 America...

Unsung Hero Continues Service with Health Issues

Unsung Hero Continues Service with Health Issues

National Guard Veteran Carl "Jeff" Jefferson Lay began serving his country after high school in 1989, serving through the Gulf War through Operation Enduring Freedom, both as active duty, National Guard, and back to retiring from active duty. Due to combat issues, he...

Unsung Heroes Honor Library Volunteers

Unsung Heroes Honor Library Volunteers

Unsung Heroes Jeannie and Doug Ping host annual picnics for the volunteers of the *Citizens for the Charles County Public Library (C4CCPL) to thank them for their many volunteer hours at the Used Books Bookstore in LaPlata, Maryland.  This bookstore is run as an...

Heroes honored at Pearl Harbor Day Breakfast

Heroes honored at Pearl Harbor Day Breakfast

Saturday morning, Dec. 5, the WE CAN BE HEROES FOUNDATION hosted a Pearl Harbor Day Breakfast With Our Heroes at the Queen’s Harbour Yacht & Country Club.  The banquet hall was filled with decorated war heroes and their family members, all gathered together to...

CS Bennett – Recommended Speaker

CS Bennett – Recommended Speaker

CS Bennett (Curtis Bennett) is a decorated war veteran, author, radio host, speaker, and columnist for several national online news journals.  To inquire about availability and fees, please email csbennett55@outlook.com or call 386 972-3300. TOPICS OF INTEREST The...

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Planned in Jacksonville

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Planned in Jacksonville

The USS Arizona Memorial at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman, Hawaii, honors those killed on the battleship sunk there on Dec 7, 1941.  AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster A breakfast honoring those called the greatest generation as well as remembering the Day of Infamy 79 years...

POSTPONED:  Patio Luncheon for Homeless Veterans

POSTPONED: Patio Luncheon for Homeless Veterans

DUE TO FACILITY MAINTENANCE AT THE CLARA WHITE MISSION, THIS LUNCHEON IS POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Patio Luncheon for Homeless Veterans in Reemployment Programs Date To Be Determined  - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Outside Patio, Clara White Mission 613 W....

Joseph E. Pippin, Jr. – Speaker and Talk Show Host

Joseph E. Pippin, Jr. – Speaker and Talk Show Host

Joseph E. Pippen, Jr. is a speaker and lecturer on motivational and personal dynamic subjects as well as management and legal topics.  Joe has continuously hosted the weekly radio call-in show entitled “Ask an Attorney” since 1985 with weekly columns appearing in...

PRESS RELEASE:  Homeless Veterans Honored with Recreation Room

PRESS RELEASE: Homeless Veterans Honored with Recreation Room

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –October 27, 2020 Contact:  Beth Heath, President 904 705-6439 – beth@wecanbeheroes foundation.org          Homeless Veterans Honored with Recreation Room Community Furnishes Recreation Room for Homeless Veterans (JACKSONVILLE) – Homeless...

Press Release – Businesses Sign Customer Pledge to Honor Americans

Press Release – Businesses Sign Customer Pledge to Honor Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –October 24, 2020Contact:  Beth Heath, President                 904 705-6439 – beth@wecanbeheroes foundation.org  Honored Business DirectoryBusinesses Sign Customer Pledge to Honor Americans (JACKSONVILLE) – Customers expect businesses to comply...

Veterans Day – MISSION BBQ

Veterans Day – MISSION BBQ

Each year the MISSION BBQ Restaurant makes Veterans Day a very special day to honor and support Our Uniformed American Heroes. All Veterans and Active Duty Military are served a Free Sandwich.  At noon there will be a live version of the National Anthem and all...

DINESH D’SOUZA – Recommended Speaker

DINESH D’SOUZA – Recommended Speaker

Dinesh D’Souza is a renowned Speaker at groups all over the country on politics, philosophy, and Christianity. Mr. D’Souza is the author of numerous bestsellers and is an award-winning filmmaker. He frequently speaks at large gatherings, colleges, and universities and...

PRESS RELEASE:  Community Breakfast Honors Purple Heart Recipients

PRESS RELEASE: Community Breakfast Honors Purple Heart Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2019                                                                    National Purple Heart Day is Wed., Aug. 7th Community Breakfast Honors Purple Heart Recipients (JACKSONVILLE) – Local charity We Can Be Heroes hosted a capacity...

A Real Millennial Immigrant’s Story

A Real Millennial Immigrant’s Story

Both my parents are from Poland.  At the time they left during the early 90s, Poland was still occupied by the Russians.  My dad decided to move to America and they came here with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the ambition to live in a country with...

Jacksonville Teens Save Women in Sinking Car in Pond

Jacksonville Teens Save Women in Sinking Car in Pond

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Lucas McLoughlin and Younger Wingerter say they heard a loud noise, a splash, and then a giant thud like a "meteor" hit the earth. Turns out the 15-year-old boys were at the scene near Kernan Boulevard and McCormick Road when a woman lost control...

Unsung Heroes Makes Masks and  Dresses for Needy

Unsung Heroes Makes Masks and Dresses for Needy

Susan Shoaf has been an Unsung Hero for years with service to her community and helping those in need.  When Susan heard masks could help reduce the spread of COVID-19, she immediately began sewing durable masks.  She sewed over 700 surgical masks in first months of...

School Club Connects Students with Heroes

School Club Connects Students with Heroes

Mason Romero and his good friend Jake Simone founded a club to serve military and veteran organizations and connects students at their school with heroes who serve our country. Already a K9s for Warriors and USO Volunteer, Mason Romero was inspired to form the Student...

Press Release:  Nominate Your Hometown Unsung Hero

Press Release: Nominate Your Hometown Unsung Hero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 24, 2020 Contact:  Beth Heath, President 904 705-6439 – beth@wcbhfoundation.org         Nominate Your Hometown Hero Recognition Campaign Honoring Hometown Heroes (JACKSONVILLE) – Throughout our community, Front Line and Unsung Heroes put...

Korean War 70th Anniversary

Korean War 70th Anniversary

Korean War 70th Anniversary Extend Your Gratitude to Korean War Veterans June 25, 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. Often referred to as the Forgotten War, the 36,516 Americans that died in this war and the nearly 2 million who served cannot be...

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