American Legion Post 367 Royal Palm Beach Past Commander Ray Nazareth, a U.S. Navy veteran, and Cynthia Apel Nazareth, past secretary of the Post 367 Auxiliary, were invited by the Veterans Success Center at Palm Beach State College to attend a luncheon on Nov. 10 to honor veterans for Veterans Day.
Ray Nazareth, a disabled veteran, was called on to be one of the guest speakers in the morning before lunch. He spoke about the history and meaning of Veterans Day. Also speaking at the event was Congressman Brian Mast (R-District 18), a U.S. Army veteran. He encouraged the students to find their higher purpose. All the veteran speakers at the luncheon spoke of serving something greater than themselves.
“Thanks to my husband Ray, who is a 100 percent permanent disabled veteran, I have found something far greater than myself by serving as his caregiver,” Cynthia Nazareth said. “As his wife, my reward is I am now able to go back to college after 40 years on the GI Bill. I have found my purpose for a new lease on life. This education, which I’m so grateful to receive, will empower me to be a better advocate for veterans.”