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February 10, 2018

The casino night, held at the Palms of Largo, included fun, food, fellowship and music. All proceeds went to the VACTB to support education and healing programs.

The casino night, held at the Palms of Largo, included fun, food, fellowship and music. All proceeds went to the VACTB to support education and healing programs.

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Art Of Remembrance

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Art Of Remembrance

November 11, 2017Less

November 11, 2017

This community outreach event honored Veterans and included music, food and entertainment.

Attendees had the opportunity to   

This community outreach event honored Veterans and included music, food and entertainment.

Attendees had the opportunity to   

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Paint and decorate an art card to be sent to a service member overseas.

Paint a tile with the theme of honoring Veterans. Tiles are now on display at the VACTB.

Participate in an interest card and painting swap.

Paint and decorate an art card to be sent to a service member overseas.

Paint a tile with the theme of honoring Veterans. Tiles are now on display at the VACTB.

Participate in an interest card and painting swap.

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Attendees also were the first to hear the original song 'Come Together' written by members of the Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay first Music as Therapy Group.

Attendees also were the first to hear the original song 'Come Together' written by members of the Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay first Music as Therapy Group.

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Come Together

composed august 2017 by the first Music as Therapy group at the VACTB

composed august 2017 by the first Music as Therapy group at the VACTB

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WE can only pray, that the NIGHTmares end someday


There were SO many heroes, and SUCH a high price to pay 


That DAY in September, we’ll ALways remember 


Yet Even 9/11 brought us closer together 


We're TRYing to overcome all the HURT and the pain 


With reSILience and strength, ‘cause Everything can change 


We COPE, we recover, there’s HOPE in store 


LIFE’S no longer a wall, but a wide open door 


We MUST not treat each other with HAtred and violence 

We MUST condemn such actions and NOT remain in silence


We ALL come together to KEEP our nation free 


WE must act with purpose; it takes you and me 


1st Instrumental Break 


I was an island, just DRIFTing in the sea 


And the MORE I drifted, the more LIFE was about me 


I LEFT behind others who were drifting about 


The MORE I isolated, the less they heard me shout! 


UnTIL I built bridges, and BRIDges came to me 


And ONCE reconnected, I FInally felt free 


NOW I feel inspired to HELP others more 

I’M part of a change that shakes the nation’s core

We MUST not treat each other with HAtred and violence

WE can only pray, that the NIGHTmares end someday

There were SO many heroes, and SUCH a high price to pay 

That DAY in September, we’ll ALways remember 

Yet Even 9/11 brought us closer together 

We're TRYing to overcome all the HURT and the pain 

With reSILience and strength, ‘cause Everything can change 

We COPE, we recover, there’s HOPE in store 

LIFE’S no longer a wall, but a wide open door 

We MUST not treat each other with HAtred and violence 

We MUST condemn such actions and NOT remain in silence

We ALL come together to KEEP our nation free 

WE must act with purpose; it takes you and me 

1st Instrumental Break 

I was an island, just DRIFTing in the sea 

And the MORE I drifted, the more LIFE was about me 

I LEFT behind others who were drifting about 

The MORE I isolated, the less they heard me shout! 

UnTIL I built bridges, and BRIDges came to me 

And ONCE reconnected, I FInally felt free 

NOW I feel inspired to HELP others more 

I’M part of a change that shakes the nation’s core

We MUST not treat each other with HAtred and violence

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We MUST condemn such actions and NOT remain in silence 


We ALL come together to KEEP our nation free 


WE must act with purpose; it takes you and me 


2nd Instrumental Break

We MUST condemn such actions and NOT remain in silence 

We ALL come together to KEEP our nation free 

WE must act with purpose; it takes you and me 

2nd Instrumental Break

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Come toGEther, make the WORLD a better place


We have GREAT opportunity to participate 


We LEARN to love, and NOT to fight 


HAVE THE COURage, to DO WHAT is RIGHT 


We MUST not treat each other with HAtred and violence 


We MUST condemn such actions and NOT remain in silence 


We ALL come together to KEEP our nation free 


WE must act with purpose; it takes you and me

Come toGEther, make the WORLD a better place

We have GREAT opportunity to participate 

We LEARN to love, and NOT to fight 

HAVE THE COURage, to DO WHAT is RIGHT 

We MUST not treat each other with HAtred and violence 

We MUST condemn such actions and NOT remain in silence 

We ALL come together to KEEP our nation free 

WE must act with purpose; it takes you and me

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A Dusty Boots Soldier Remembers Book SigningLessLess

A Dusty Boots Soldier Remembers Book SigningLess

The VACTB was honored to host Colonel Larry Redmond, U.S. Army (Ret). Colonel Redmond traveled the world during his 24 years of service. In his book, Colonel Redmond describes the unique people he encountered, the unusual experiences he lived and the events that helped shape the world.


Attendees enjoyed a discussion with Colonel Redmond, book signing along light snacks, beverages and raffles.

The VACTB was honored to host Colonel Larry Redmond, U.S. Army (Ret). Colonel Redmond traveled the world during his 24 years of service. In his book, Colonel Redmond describes the unique people he encountered, the unusual experiences he lived and the events that helped shape the world.

Attendees enjoyed a discussion with Colonel Redmond, book signing along light snacks, beverages and raffles.

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February 15, 2016Less

February 15, 2016

Solvability CEO Jenny Clark presents 5000K Founder contribution to the VACTB !!!

Solvability CEO Jenny Clark presents 5000K Founder contribution to the VACTB !!!

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Palladium Theater 1 Nov: The VACTB presented the United States Army Band with two pieces of art work. The VACTB looks forward in future concerts with the Army Band. The theater was maxed full with 840 in attendance. "The Force for Performing Art"

Palladium Theater 1 Nov: The VACTB presented the United States Army Band with two pieces of art work. The VACTB looks forward in future concerts with the Army Band. The theater was maxed full with 840 in attendance. "The Force for Performing Art"

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Thanks to these two outstanding Army Veteran Artists who were commissioned

Thanks to these two outstanding Army Veteran Artists who were commissioned

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"The Jazz" SGT Anthony Apolinar (right photo)

"America" CWO Greg Crumbly

"The Jazz" SGT Anthony Apolinar (right photo)

"America" CWO Greg Crumbly

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One of last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, 100, honored with commemorative portraitLessLess

One of last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, 100, honored with commemorative portraitLess

One Of Last Surviving Tuskegee Airmen

Wednesday, the Veteran’s Art Center of Tampa Bay honored Willie Rogers, one of the last surviving members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen with a portrait commemorating his service and his sacrifice.

Wednesday, the Veteran’s Art Center of Tampa Bay honored Willie Rogers, one of the last surviving members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen with a portrait commemorating his service and his sacrifice.

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By Trevor Pettiford, Reporter

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 10:41 PM

By Trevor Pettiford, Reporter

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 10:41 PM

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At age 100, Willie Rogers is living history. He’s seen more than most can imagine.

Rogers is one of the last surviving members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

Wednesday, the Veteran’s Art Center of Tampa Bay honored the World War II veteran with a portrait commemorating his service and his sacrifice.

At age 100, Willie Rogers is living history. He’s seen more than most can imagine.

Rogers is one of the last surviving members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

Wednesday, the Veteran’s Art Center of Tampa Bay honored the World War II veteran with a portrait commemorating his service and his sacrifice.

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“I’m very proud mostly for my children and grandchildren,” said Rogers. “They will know some of the things that their daddy and granddaddy did in the past.”

“I’m very proud mostly for my children and grandchildren,” said Rogers. “They will know some of the things that their daddy and granddaddy did in the past.”

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Rogers was born March 4, 1915 and was drafted into the Army in 1942, eventually earning the rank of Master Sergeant of the 100th Air Engineer Squad, before leaving the military and settling down in St. Petersburg in 1949.

Rogers was born March 4, 1915 and was drafted into the Army in 1942, eventually earning the rank of Master Sergeant of the 100th Air Engineer Squad, before leaving the military and settling down in St. Petersburg in 1949.

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Artist Greg Crumbly said it was a challenge capturing all that history in one painting.

“I wanted his face and his memories to be front and center,” he said. Rogers said his key to longevity is, “See nothing, hear nothing and say nothing unless you’re involved in it.”

Artist Greg Crumbly said it was a challenge capturing all that history in one painting.

“I wanted his face and his memories to be front and center,” he said. Rogers said his key to longevity is, “See nothing, hear nothing and say nothing unless you’re involved in it.”

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Innocent Souls Photo ExhibitLessLess

Innocent Souls Photo ExhibitLess

Innocent Souls Photo Exhibit

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Innocent Souls Photo Exhibit

August 26 - October 28, 2017Less

August 26 - October 28, 2017

The VACTB hosted an exhibition of images captured by 1st Lieutenant Glenn Hoover in the Republic of South Vietnam during 1968. This collection of photographs taken during his tour in Vietnam as a combatant was a true account of his experience during war.

The VACTB hosted an exhibition of images captured by 1st Lieutenant Glenn Hoover in the Republic of South Vietnam during 1968. This collection of photographs taken during his tour in Vietnam as a combatant was a true account of his experience during war.

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