Veterans Island - Florida
 
     
 
Florida has the 3rd LARGEST population of Veterans in the Nation !

The name Veterans Island will be a Salute to all Active, Retired, and Former Military Personnel in the State of Florida and the United States of America and those who are living and those who died, defending our Country.

The island that is being named, is a 37 mile stretch of Barrier Island, stretching from Naval Station Mayport, south to Vilano Beach. (The Navy at Mayport covers 3,409 acres and is the third largest Naval Facility in the continental United States)

 
 
 
 Mayport - Latitude 30.3931 N / Longitude 81.4308 W (Elevation 16 ft)
Lat - 30.23'31"N / Lon 81.25'25"W
Vilano Beach - Latitude 29.9186 N / Longitude 81.2931 W (Elevation 16ft)
Lat - 29.56'06"N / Lon  81.18.11"

Included on the Barrier Island is:
 
In Duval County:
 
 Mayport Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach & Jacksonville Beach
 
In St. Johns County:
 
Ponte Vedra Beach, Usina Beach, North Beach, Vilano Beach and Porpoise Point
 
Two-Thirds of the Barrier Island is in St. Johns County.

This Barrier Island doesn't have a name yet.
 
Please push for the name "Veterans Island"
 
 ~ The name has been approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names in D.C. ~

Lets make sure it gets a Proud Name and a name that reflects on the
MILLIONS of America's Veterans.
 

 
 Army Vietnam Veteran A. J. Sartin & Army Sergeant Major Ray Quinn (Ret) interviewed by a local TV station
 
~ A. J. Sartin began the quest to name the island on September 1, 2012 ~
"I would like to thank the St. Johns County Veterans Council and everyone who is helping on this effort"
 

Other Historical Information
 
Prior to navigation improvements, a large part of the east coast of the Florida peninsula consisted of a series of long and narrow peninsulas and islands, parallel to the shore of the mainland, and separated there by salt or brackish sounds or lagoons. The Coast Line Canal & Transportation Company, between 1883 and 1912, in a land development navigation improvement agreement with the State, dredged connecting canals between the various natural sounds and lagoons along the entire east coast of Florida between Jacksonville and Miami, so that a continuous inside waterway was created between these two cities which also resulted in creating this Barrier Island, which we want named Veterans Island.

The series of artificial canals and natural waterways is now known as the Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Miami, Florida, and is maintained as a Federal navigation project (US Army Corps of Engineers 1988).


Click on www.VilanoBeachWeather.com

 
Veterans Island is in Red
 
Naval Station Mayport
   
Atlantic Beach Neptune Beach
     
Jacksonville Beach Ponte Vedra Beach Usina Beach / North Beach
 
Vilano Beach & Porpoise Point

 
Veterans Island Will Honor America's Veterans every day
 
 
Number of Veterans in the Nation 23 Million *
Number of Veterans in Florida:  1,683,899 *
Number of Veterans in St. Johns County 17,845 *
~ Totals from the Veterans Administration's 2010 report ~
 
A total of 1,346,000 Veterans gave their lives for this Country - 1775 to Present
 
Please eMail the St. Johns County Commissioners - Click HERE for printable sample letter
 
Cyndi Stevenson - District 1   bccd1@sjcfl.us
Ron Sanchez - District 2   bccd2@sjcfl.us
Bill McClure - District 3   bccd3@sjcfl.us
Jay Morris - District 4   bccd4@sjcfl.us
Rachael Bennett - District 5   bccd5@sjcfl.us
 
Please eMail or write to Florida Governor - Click HERE for printable sample letter
     
Governor Rick Scott
400 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-7146
Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com
 

Please write to the State of Florida Senators & Representative - Click HERE for printable sample letter

 
Senator Bill Nelson
716 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5274
 
Senator  Marco Rubio
317 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3041
 
Representative Ron DeSantis - 6th District
2306 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
(202) 225-5744
 
Representative John Mica - 7th District
2187 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
(202) 225-4035
 
Please write to the State Senators & Representatives in your State !!
 
   
  Please Don't Forget Us !  

Local Veteran Organizations
 
www.AmericanLegionPost194.com - Lawson Dukes, Commander
www.CVMA20-2.com - Wesley Roberts, Commander
www.DAVFL6.org - Michael Isam, Commander
www.LegionPost37.org - Mick Barnes, Commander
www.VeteransCouncilOfStJohns.org - Bill Dudley, Chairman
www.VeteransIslandVFW.org - A. J. Sartin, Commander
VietnamVeteransofAmerica.org - Bob Dinkins, President
www.VilanoBeachVFW.org - A. J. Sartin, Commander
www.VFWPost2391.com - Vernon Stroman, Jr, Commander
 

 
A. J. Sartin
403 17th Street - Veterans Island
St. Augustine, FL 32084-1516
(904) 824-3833
 

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