About Florida Veterans Memorial Plaza, Clearwater FL
The Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance, TBVA, is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization developed to provide the citizens of the Tampa Bay area communities an opportunity to show their appreciation to the veterans of the United States military services.
Florida Veterans Memorial Foundation
To establish a basis for honoring Veterans who served to preserve America’s freedom from WWII to the present.
Missing in Clearwater Region’s history has been the military recognition of Veterans since WWI. Given that there are 400,000 living Veterans in the region, and an untold number of deceased Veterans, Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance has formed this memorial Foundation to give long overdue tribute to this region’s history.
Therefore, our organization assumes responsibility to create, fund and develop this Tribute at Crest Lake Park in Clearwater. Each Statue will recognize a particular Service and will depict the combat uniform of the era: WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and perhaps unique in the United States, Veterans of the “Cold War” period.
Building and sustaining funds come from the region’s community of Veterans and Friends, Neighborhood Associations, area Retailers, Corporations, Non-Profits and the City of Clearwater.
A legacy fund is established immediately for a) Surviving Spouses and b) Scholarships for advanced education and technical schools for veterans children.