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Title: Veteran voice
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Veteran Voice, LLC
Place of Publication: Port St. Lucie, FL
Publication Date: 12-07-2012
Frequency: weekly
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e Voice of Experience 35 centsVol. 1 / Issue 5 Friday, December 7, 2012 Four notes arranged in the nations most familiar and emo tional bugle signal. Taps turned 150 this year, and a local bugler believes all veterans should get a live playing of the beloved call at their funerals. However, many dont. Its really not the same when they play a recording, Robert Hill, Vero Beach, said. Its get ting it done live that counts. Mr. Hill is a volunteer bugler with Bugles Across America, an organization of horn players dedicated to giving live perfor mances of Taps at veterans funerals and memorial events. Daniel Blackman, military honors state coordinator for the Florida Army National Guard Military Honors Program, said that budget cuts mean fewer veterans are getting live per formances of Taps. Many are getting digital performances into bugles bells. A user presses a button, and has a few seconds to raise the instrument to his or her lips to appear to be playing. The correct name is the cer emonial bugle, which is a re cording made by a soldier, Mr. Blackman said. Id love to have a live bugler at every service. Live or recorded, tradition of playing Taps at military funerals has a storied history By Patrick McCallister For Veteran VoiceSee TAPS page 4 State releases new service car tags Veterans have growing choices to show pride in their service every time they drive. The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced expanding choices of military specialty license plates. The Vietnam War Veteran and plates shipped out to the counties last week, Jim Brodie, director of legislative and cabinet affairs, told members of the Florida Veterans Council at its November meeting. Martin Marty Zickert, president of the Veterans Council of Indian River County, said its good news for all veterans, but particularly Vietnam and Korea veterans. He said by making more people aware of who are veterans from different eras, the tags can help raise awareness and dispel stereotypes. I think the plates will do wonders, he said. What I hope is reotypes will get them. Im hoping those guys will say, Yeah, I went there and look at what I accomplished with my life. By Patrick McCallister For Veteran VoiceSee TAGS page 4 Its really not the same when they play a recording, Robert Hill, Vero Beach, said. Its getting it done live that counts.

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2 DECEMBER 7, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE It was a hot night in July, 1995 when the world went completely dark for Rachel Guild. A passenger in a vehicle involved in a rollover crash on I-95, Rachels mom was told her daughter would likely only survive for hours, and Rachel was still in a coma when her best friend (another passenger in the car that fateful evening) was buried. Seventeen years later, Rachel Guild is a testament to persistence, miracles, and caring professionals. ough completely blind as a result of the accident, Rachel lets absolutely nothing stand in her way, and she nds beauty in the way the world can be experienced through her remaining senses. As a matter of fact, thats how Rachel became acquainted with Joe Mutter of Mutters Hearing in St. Lucie West. One of the lesser injuries Rachel suered as a result of the crash which claimed her best friend, Sarah, and her eyesight was some hearing loss due to scar tissue in her le ear. When some close friends told her about Joe and Mutters Hearing, Rachel and her mom set up a free clinical hearing evaluation with Joe, a Florida Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist and retired law enforcement ocer with the St. Lucie County Sheris Oce. Joe was ranked Top Cop in the State of Florida by the Florida Fraternal Order of Police and highly honored for his accomplishments and Commitment to the community through volunteerism. Mutter performed several tests on Rachel to determine the level of her hearing loss and then broke the news. He didnt think I needed hearing aids, Rachel said. He said I had a mild hearing loss and it may not be great enough to warrant the considerable expense that I would incur with hearing aids. Even though he could have easily made a big prot, thats not the way he is. I explain to Joe that if I am ever going to regain total independence, I need to be able to hear everything with great clarity. For Rachel, the way that Mutter compassionately listened to her concerns, asked her questions about her needs, lifestyle, and was hesitant to make a sale simply for the sake of making a sale were the deciding factors in doing business with him. I had consulted with other hearing aid dealers and I was very disappointed that their only concern was how I would be making payment, Rachel says. Joe was the opposite; he wasnt just trying to make a sale he actually cared about me and my special needs! Service with integrity is something Joe Mutter believes in ardently. He encourages spouses and family members to accompany their loved one for free clinical hearing evaluations and he utilizes state-of-the-art technology. He even includes a hearing loss simulator to replicate for family members what their voices sound like to someone with a hearing loss because, of course, a hearing loss is invisible and aects every member of the family. What I deal with is a very precious commodity my clients trust and their hearing, says Mutter. I care about my clients, not their pocketbook. Mutters Hearing Center is conveniently located at 1420 SW St. Lucie West Boulevard, just west of the Wells Fargo bank, in St. Lucie West. e oce is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend appointments available, as well as home visits can be arranged by appointment. Mutters Hearing Center will guide you through your insurance options and assist you with nancing your hearing aids if necessary. e initial consultations and clinical evaluations are absolutely free. Call Mutters Hearing Center today at (772) 871-1222 to arrange a your free hearing consultation. Mutters Hearing Center has been voted the Readers Choice #1 Hearing Center in St. Lucie West since 2004 and is the ONLY full time hearing center in St. Lucie West. Being blind is dicult, but for Rachel Guild, losing her hearing would be so much worse. I think it would be a very lonely world, she says. Being deaf makes you feel so isolated; everyone has a conversation going, but when they try to talk to you, you cannot understand them. Its hard for people who havent been there to realize, but being able to participate in the conversation when your loved ones and friends are talking is a way to keep from being isolated and alone. I am so grateful to Joe and Mutters Hearing Center for helping me rejoin the conversation and regain my independence. Hearing Aid Ads Confusing You?A Clients True Story of Superior, Compassionate Service and CareYou Too Can Experience the Mutter Difference St. Lucie County Service Care Quality Deal With the OwnerHe Can Make it Right Stop Chasing Deals That Dont Exist Is your hearing just good enough to drive those around you crazy!Call today for a FREEClinical Hearing Evaluation772-871-1222 Joe Mutter, H.A.S. and Client Rachel Guild At Mutters Hearing Center, Inc. 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4 DECEMBER 7, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Mr. Zickert is also president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1038. According to the state department, the Combat Action Badge plate will be out by January. By May, veterans should be able to get the Air Force Cross, Combat Infantry Badge, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross and Silver Star tags. These join a number of other military and veterans specialty tags. In addition to the new license plates, the state offers Florida Salutes Veterans, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy tags. It also has U.S. Paratroopers. Some of them you have to be one to get a tag, said Steve Murray, communications director at the FDVA. Others, anyone can get that tag. The plates range from an extra $15 to $20. The Salutes Veteryear 2010-2011, according to a Florida Department of Revenue spokesperson. That money goes to the State Homes for Veterans Trust Fund. The state has seven nursing homes for veterans, including the Emory L. Bennett TAGS from page 1 But he cant. Mr. Blackman said he has to pay buglers $50 to perform Taps at funerals, or get unpaid volunteers. He said the price of travel often keeps buglers from volunteering, so members of the honor guard stand with ceremonial bugles and act like theyre playing Taps. He said the honor guard attends about 425 funerals a month. Tom Day, founder of Bugles Across America, said use of the ceremonial bugles has become so commonplace throughout the country that its becoming rare for veterans to get live perfor mances of Taps at their funerals. The guy who invented (the ceremonial bugle) Im on his list, but not his Christmas card list, Mr. Day said. The organization has about 8,000 volunteers throughout the nation. It does about 3,000 funerals a month; about 40 at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell. Mr. Hill moved to the area from The 34-year band director has been playing Taps at veterans funerals and memorial services since he was 8. The American Legion got him into it. I did that all the way up through high school, he said. They gave me a scholarship to study music. As a band director, I sent my kids out to do Taps and Echo. Echo is the name for two buglers performing the call from different locations. Mr. Hill joined Bugles Across America when he got to Indian River County, and found out that local volunteers are eager to give veterans live playing of Taps, and too few families know its avail able. I put my name in the data PublisherPartner e Voice of Experience TAPS from page 1 See TAPS page 5 See TAGS page 5 The plates range from an extra $15 to $20. The Salutes Veterans tag raised $266,550 in 2010-2011, according to a Florida Department of Revenue spokesperson.

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 7, 2012 5TAPS from page 4base, in case there was (a local fu neral), he said. I havent had the occasion yet to be invited to do it (lo cally). Almost every time you reply (to the request e-mails), theyve already found a bugler who volunteered to do it. Nevertheless, hes found other opportunities to lend his horn to area veterans. He recently performed Taps at a Veterans Day service at Horizon Bay Assisted Living, where his fatherin-law, Joseph Vincitore, resides. Many count Jari Villaneuva as the nations foremost expert on military bugle calls, particularly Taps. Hes performed the call for thousands of funerals and memorial events at Ar lington National Cemetery and oth ers. Additionally, he was the curator of the Taps exhibit at Arlington. Mr. Villaneuva was inducted into the Bu active duty bugler ever so honored. Its a tune thats easily recognized ueva said. Its a song that touches people in so many ways, and affects people in so many ways. Some also know the bugle call that later had lyrics written for it as Day is Done and Its a call played every single day in virtually every corner of the nation, Mr. Villaneuva said. I dont know any other piece of music like that. Taps haunting beauty has a mystique that evokes melancholy images which easily spin themselves into fantastic tales. One of the most cir culated tales about Taps involves a Civil War Union captain, one Robert Ellicombe. Captain Ellicombe heard a wounded soldier moaning alone in the black ness of night. The captain risked his life that inky evening to retrieve the injured man who was trapped on a narrow piece of torn land separating the battle-hardened Union and Confederate armies. When the captain was saving a Confederate soldier a Confederate soldier who turned out to be his son. The lad had been studying music in the South when the Civil War broke out. Unbeknownst to the captain, the younger Ellicombe vol unteered for the Confederate Army. Sadly, the young man died that night, but the heartbroken father found a short bit of music in his sons pocket. The captain had the uncompleted melody played at his sons burial the next day. Thus was Taps born. Mr. Villaneuva said its a great story that captures the imagination, but it is bunk. To prove it, he has something for anyone who produces evidence Captain Ellicombe and his son existed. I was offering a $2,000, gold-plated bugle, he said. All I need is the unit the guy was in and where hes buried. At his website, com, Mr. Villaneuva has the real story of Taps. Turns out that like so many tunes, calls and songs of the Civil War, Taps was a variation of an existing bugle call, which was itself a variation of another bugle call. In July 1862, General Daniel Butter ton crafted the new extinguish-lights bugle call. was apparently a variation of a French bugle call, was too stiff and formal. While the two men later gave slightly different accounts of how Taps was composed, the new end-of-day bugle call caught on quickly with Union and Confederate buglers. Union and Confederate camps were often close mers could hear one another. Mr. Villaneuva said that Taps has funerals since 1891, but likely came to be used for that purpose long before then. How the name Taps came about is open to some conjecture. It could have been a reference to the bugle call requiring the closure of beer taps. More likely its a reference to the fact that after a bugler played the end-of-day call, a drummer would sound a short series of taps. www.buglesacrossamerica.org State Veterans Nursing Home in Daytona Beach. Mr. Zickert said the tags prices are well worth the extra price. Ive got the U.S. Air Force one, he said. Which has turned out to be a helpful way of getting other veterans attention to tell them about area organizations and services. Our biggest problem now with young veterans is getting to them; our biggest problem nowadays Mr. Zickert said. Its hard to get the young people to come out. Theyre a proud people. www. TAGS from page 4 Give a Veteran in your Lifethe PERFECT GIFT this Holiday SeasonA weekly subscription to Veteran Voice. For only $12 a year (23 cents a week), your veteran can receive Veteran Voice in his or her mailbox weekly and keep up on all the latest news and information dedicated to veterans, active duty service members, retired military and families of veterans in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Brevard counties. Subscriptions are also available to non-veterans for $18 a year (35 cents a copy). Sign up Today! 1152 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!! Regular ........................................ $18/yr .............. $12/yr ___________________________ # _______ PAYMENT OPTIONS VETERAN VOICE, LLC. 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8 DECEMBER 7, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE The Valiant Air Command is proud to announce that one of its most venerable war TiCo Belle, From the Normandy invasion to Cherbourg, to Arnhem, to Bastogne, to the Berlin Airlift and much more, this aircraft was there over 65 years ago. Now, you can experience all this history as a special and unique present for yourself, or someone you love. Call or email for additional information, or to get on our reserve list and we will notify you Dont miss this exciting opportunity, when You will be able to look out and truly imagine what it must have been like on that fateful June 6, 1944. A day when the freedom of a world hung in the balance as she made her way in the pre-dawn darkness towards the beaches of Normandy; part of the largest aeri al invasion armada the world has ever seen. The Valiant Air Command Museum is lo cated at the Space Coast Regional Airport at 6600 Tico Road in Titusville. Our website is and our phone number is (321) 268-1941. Chance to have a ride in WWII Normandy Invasion veteran C-47 TiCo BelleFor Veteran Voice 1128

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 7, 2012 9 The Valiant Air Command War bird museum in Titusville, locat ed at the Space Coast Regional Airport TIX, will hold our next Fly-In pancake breakfast for area pilots and passengers on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8:30-11 a.m. We are also inviting all those that wish to drive in and participate. This is a great opportunity for pilots and public to enjoy the camaraderie of each other, in the unique surroundings of the Valiant Air Commands vintage war bird environment. Museum guests and for those that want to drive in, your breakfast is free with your admission. Breakfast is catered by Chef Larry and is breakfast, take a tour and become a part of history. Please call with the number of your party, so that we can ensure the proper meals. Call us at (321) 268-1941 or email Pass the word to pilots and friends. VAC Warbird Fly-In/drive-in breakfast coming upFor Veteran Voice than 46 percent year over year since 2007COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine Wreaths Across America (WAA), ed to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992, today announced that this year will mark the laying of the one-mil lionth remembrance wreath being donated to honor the service and Wreaths Across America has this year and the organization credits the compassion and patriotic spirit of Americans for helping them achieve such an honorable goal. For 14 years the wreath lay ing was a company project for the Worcesters, completed with great pride and very little fanfare. Arlington numbered just 5,000. In 2005, the iconic image of the wreaths in the snow at Arling ton, taken by James Varheghyi, became an instant hit on the Internet and thousands of people contacted Worcester Wreath to see how they could get involved. Originally we wanted to honor our countrys veterans with a gesture we felt would be a small symbol of appreciation. We chose Arlington National Cemetery because it was in the nations capital and when visitors came to their loved ones gravesite at the holidays, they would see they were not forgotten. We never dreamed our small gesture would become a national tradition, said Karen Worcester, executive direc Numbers show how patriotism and appreciation for veterans is reaching new levels For Veteran VoiceSee WREATHS page 10 White City Cemetery Associate, Inc. Fort Pierce State: Florida Location Address: 3800 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierce FL 34982 Location graves: 11,039 Location veteran graves: 660 Accepting sponsorship Wreaths: Yes Volunteer location leader: Diane Almodovar Telephone: (561) 248-9569 E-mail: honeydi@comcast.netWreath-laying ceremony planned for White City Dec. 15 at noon 772-878-8134 1191 SALE! UP TO50%OFF SERVICES OFFERED Certified Rolex Repair Appraisals Custom Design Diamond Setting Jewelry Repair Pearl Restringing Remounting Watch Repair Batteries All Repairs Done on Site Same Day Service Layaway Plans1625 NW St. Lucie West Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 ONE STOP DOES IT ALL!N EW & USED OFFICE FURNITUR E DISCOUNT OFFICE FURN ITURE 398-0085 DESKS CHAIRS FILES COMPUTER FURNITURE BOOKCASES CRT TABLES MACHINE STANDS LATERAL FILES SCREEN PANELS CONFERENCE TABLES ETC.1121 10983 US HWY. 1 PORT ST LUCIE CUSTOM GIFTS FOR ANY OCCASION $2200 Engraving of your items Customizing special gifts Custom Plaques and Awards Bring in your own item for engraving& Positive Impact Products Since 1973 910 Southeast Dixie Highway Stuart, FL 34994 FOR MORE INFOMA TION CALL as low as1137 We Can Engrave Just About Anything!!

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10 DECEMBER 7, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE tor of WAA. It was in 2007 that WAA was granted their 501(c)3 status and received enough donations to sponsor 34,000 wreaths. The steady growth over the following years may be impressive, but it is no surprise to founder Morrill Worcester, who says, There is one thing we all agree on, and know is important, and that is we owe everything to the men and women of the military them and their families. I think thats why people join in and it grows. This year, the organization has more than 800 participating locations in all 50 states and nearly 30 locations overseas. They are currently on pace to lay between 355,000 and 401,000 wreaths across the country. In 2011, 90,000 wreaths were handed out and placed at Arlington by over 15,000 volunteers in little over an hours time. The total number of volunteers is expected to be even greater this year. We are overwhelmed with the support and patriotic gesture by people from all over the country, said Karen. This year, individuals and organizations have shown great support for local cemeteries, but our numbers for Arlington may come in lower than anticipated. Its always heart-wrenching to place the last sponsored wreath and leave the next grave bare. Im always afraid that a relative who visits their loved ones grave after hearing about it without a wreath, will wonder why they were not honored, she said. Despite WAAs continued growth nationwide, Karens fear could become a reality at Arlington National Cemetery. The organization says it still needs help to reach their goal of placing 140,000 wreaths there, where it all started. They will continue to accept donations for this years wreath laying at Arlington through December 13. WreathsAcross.WREATHS from page 9Calendar of eventsSt. Lucie CountyFriday, Dec. 7Winter Wonderland Light Show Port St. Lucie Community Center. 7 p.m.9 p.m. Free. Drive or walk by to see the light and sound experience. Display takes place every night the Community Center is open, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., now through Jan. 2. 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For Bird watching cruise Departs at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, from Rivergate Park, 2200 S.E. Midport Road, Port St. Lucie. Private charters are available, and reservations are required. Friday sunset cruise at Rivergate Park. Boat leaves at 4 p.m. from 2200 S.E. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie. Cost: $18.78. Enjoy dining afterward at nearby restaurants. For Feeding Frenzy tour at the St. Lucie County Aquarium featuring the Smithsonian Marine Exhibit. Watch underwater residents enjoy their morning meal. A volunteer or staff person will provide information on the Exhibits daily menu, as well as share stories and provide insight on the areas constantly changing ecosystems. Feeding Frenzy tours are free with paid admission. 420 Seaway Drive445024911168030, Fort Pierce. FISH.Saturday, Dec. 8Santa Claus at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, crafts and carols sung by the German American Club choir. 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Community Green Market at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Rain or shine. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, seafood, fresh baked goods and arts and crafts. Free admission and parking. 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie. For Patriot Productions Gun Show at the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6. 15601 W. Midway Road, Fort Pierce. For patriotshow. com54703001 Guaranteed to Sell Your Property Treasure Coast Realty Team IN 90 DAYS OR LESS* 237-1373 www.HomesoftheTreasureCoast.comYOUR CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY SPECIALISTS*Some Restrictions May Apply WALTER SALAMONInternational Broker Associate., GRI,CDPE,CIPSSHIRLEY ALBERTInternational Realtor Consultant, CDPE, CIPSOF PORT SAINT LUCIE 1111 DONT FORGET YOUR HOLIDAY PHOTOSNow Accepting New AppointmentsCALL TODAY FOR YOUR TIME 1114 visit our website: ReectionsbyMelanie.com Call for your Private Shoot : 772-359-1651 1144IRS TAX PROBLEMS ? Do you owe back taxes, penalties & interest? A re you behind on prior year tax lings? Did y ou pay o a tax lien with IRS that ish urting your credit? A re you aware that IRS has new guidelines fort axpayers interested in pursuing an oer inco mpromise to settle outstanding tax liabilities?Michael R. Repoli, CPA, EACertied Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent(772) 878-3703 Fax: (772) 343-7287 www.repolicpa.com WATCH REPAIR C LINICSales & Service of Fine Watches HighGradeWatch@yahoo.com7728727310 Golf Gear Plaza 1853 SE. Federal Hwy. Stuart, Florida 34994 35 Years Experience as a Master Watch Maker

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