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THE VETERAN COUNCIL OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, INC., was established by the Board of County Commissioners as the representative of different veterans organizations within the County.

The objective of the Council is to act as liaison between the County Government and the veteran's community in the County. It has responsibilities regarding Veteran-related legislation and Veterans benefits that effect county residents and their families. The Council also coordinates Veterans patriotic programs throughout the year, including but not limited to Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Patriots Day.

The Veterans Council meets on the last Monday of each month at 6 p.m. inside the new Veteran Resource Center building on the grounds of Veterans Memorial Park and Museum in Tampa.
All members are urged to attend.

Regular speakers and events are discussed as well as possible legislative and community interest that fall within the charter. The Council is strongly supported by the Board of County Commissioners.

Contact Information

Hillsborough County Operates and Maintains the park.

The overall Veterans Memorial Park and Museum Committee Co-Chairs are:

Chair, Tom Aderhold, (813) 962-4769, Email: TOM@TOMADERHOLD.COM

Vice Chair, Tom Fletcher, (813) 842-4637, Email: FLETCH2425@VERIZON.NET

Each Section of the Park has a Sub-Committee Member Contact Person per site or Memorial
who advocates development, improvements, suggestions, and more...

Donations are vital to the parks success and they provide a way for you to participate in honoring our heroes.
Your donations may be specifically designated for a particular area or Memorial.

The following is a list of the Sub-Committee Member Contact Persons per site,
and the address to forward your Donations or Payments for each site.
You may also DONATE ONLINE


Veterans Resource Center

for contacts, information, operations, services, and support provided by the center.

Veterans Memorial Park and Museum

Veterans Memorial Park and Museum is operated by Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation. All inquiries and request for rules, access, use, operation, maintenance, etc. should be referrend directly to Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation


The Park is open from: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Museum Hours of Operation: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Park and Museum are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

3602 Highway 301 N,
Tampa, Florida 33619
(813) 744-5502
FAX: (813) 272-5002

Donations directed to: Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr Veterans MUSEUM, ONLINE

Afghanistan Memorial

Donations directed to: AFGHANISTAN Memorial, ONLINE


Afghanistan Memorial Chair: Annette Kirk
Memorial Questions: Mike Kirk
Dedication Questions: Mark Goujon
Dedication Volunteers: Steve Cilenti
Brick and Granite Purchases: Bob Silmser
Refreshment Donations: Jess Canaan
Veteran Participation: Mike Jones
Protocol Questions: Joe Asher
Motorcycle Procession Riders: Rich Munsey
Directing Parking: Marty Sullivan

Civil War Memorial

Bob Silmser, Chairman
Civil War Memorial
Donations directed to: Civil War Memorial, ONLINE

Committed Forces Memorial

Bob Silmser, Chairman
Committed Forces Memorial
Donations directed to: Commited Forces Memorial, ONLINE

Gulf War Memorial

Annette Kirk, Chairperson
Gulf War Memorial
Donations directed to: GULF WAR Memorial, ONLINE

Iraq Memorial

Mark R. Goujon, Chairman
Iraq Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial Park Museum Committee
P.O.Box 6754
Brandon, FL 33508

All Gave Some - Some Gave All

Donations directed to: IRAQ Memorial, ONLINE

Korea Memorial

Marty Sullivan, Chairman
Korea Memorial
Donations directed to: KOREA Memorial, ONLINE

Mexican American War Memorial

Donations directed to: MEXAMERICAN WAR Memorial, ONLINE

Seminole War Memorial

Donations directed to: SEMINOLE Memorial, ONLINE

Spanish American War Memorial

Marty Sullivan, Chairman
Spanish American War Memorial
Donations directed to: SPANISH AMERICAN Memorial, ONLINE

Vietnam Memorial

Bob Silmser at Email:
Donations directed to: VIETNAM Memorial, PO Box 2403, Valrico, fl 33595

World War I Memorial

Bob Silmser, Chairman
World War I Memorial
Donations directed to: WWI Memorial, ONLINE

World War II Memorial

Dave Braun and Leonard Black, Chairmen
World War II Memorial
Donations directed to: WWII Memorial, ONLINE

POW/MIA Memorial

Mike Odell, Chairman
POW/MIA Memorial
Mike O'Dell at Email:
David Braun at Email:
John Harrison at Email:
Fran Harrison at Email:
Jim Linesberry at Email:
Jim Moyer at Email:

Donations directed to: POW/MIA Memorial, ONLINE

Purple Heart Memorial

Gerard Abbett, Chairman
Purple Heart Memorial
Donations directed to: Purple Heart Memorial, ONLINE

Calendar Date Requests

Please email calendar date requests with complete information and attached a flyer if available
- Who
- What
- When
- Where
- Why
- Contact Name and Telephone Number or Email

Your request should be directly related to the Memorial Park and Museum mission,
events, fundraisers, awards, recognition, etc.

Your request should also specify the category your posting is related to
such as General Information, or Theater of War like Iraq, Vietnam, etc.

Send request and flyer via Email to: Webmaster