At the April 12, 2010 meeting the Alantic Beach Florida City Commission approved the Veterans Park
Master Plan, updated by architect Tat Chan, and a name change to “Beaches Veterans
Memorial Park”. Representatives of American Legion Post 129, 233, and 316; The VFW
Post 3270 and the Fleet Reserve Unit 290; and the Mayport Chapter of Military Officers
Association of America (MOAA), representing over 4000 organized Beaches Veterans,
gave the Commission their pledge to support the park both financially and with “sweat”
At their June 12, 2010 meeting at VFW Post 3270 Planning Committee members voted
to begin the process of incorporation as a nonprofit organization, with a Board
of Directors, consisting of members of each of the Beaches Veterans organizations.
They were selected and approved, and the papers for the nonprofit corporation were
filed, and have since been approved by the State. Mayor Borno, along with City Manager
Jim Hanson, will be AB liaisons. An application for a 501c3 IRS designation is now
being completed, thus making all donations to the park a tax deductible contribution.
On November 11, 2010 the park was dedicated and "Old Glory" raised atop an 80