Project 425 Honored By Governor

Gov. Rick Scott joined by Florida Army National Guard Major General James D. “Don” Tyre and Dan Davis, director of the State Veterans’ Homes Program with the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, to personally place the Governor’s Veteran Service Medal around the neck of 101 veterans April 29 at the National Guard Armory in Fort Lauderdale. The Governor’s Veterans Service Award honors Floridians who have served in the U.S. military. The front of the medal depicts the Great Seal of the State of Florida. The back of the medal displays the five seals representing the five branches of the military, with an inscription that reads “Honoring Those Who Served.” Project 425 of Palm Beach County was represented by seven of its crewmembers — the largest group of any of the veteran groups in attendance. To the governor’s surprise, Project 425 Major General Wayne P. Jackson presented Scott the 425 Challenge Coin. Shown here at the coin presentation are: Ray Branch, Mike Carroll, Ken Baer, Bill Arcuri, Gov. Scott, Major General Jackson, Curt Rich, Major General Tyre, Bill Jeczalik and Dan Davis.