Brevard Public Schools IT Director Tom Fitzgerald Honored with ‘Heart of Brevard’ Recognition

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Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home event set at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery March 28

ABOVE VIDEO: Scott and Denise Fitzgerald are volunteers who complete the Caisson team at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. The Fitzgeralds bring veterans to their final station by carriage led, in military tradition, mules.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools Information and Technology Director Tom Fitzgerald is the “Heart of Brevard” because of his contributions to the veteran community.

Fitzgerald and his wife Denise are veteran advocates and volunteers with the Brevard County Sheriff’s office.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, obtaining the rank of Sergeant.

Fitzgerald is a volunteer for Cape Canaveral National Cemetery Volunteer Support Committee, the Marine Corps League, American Legion and the Veterans Memorial Center in Merritt Island.

It was the loss of his only sibling brother that led him to volunteer at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery by providing veteran escorts with the caisson team.

Brevard Public Schools Information and Technology Director Tom Fitzgerald, right, is the “Heart of Brevard” because of his contributions to the veteran community. Fitzgerald and his wife Denise, left, are veteran advocates and volunteers with the Brevard County Sheriff’s office. (El Dorado Films video image)

Fitzgerald is currently planning a 50th-anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War for later this month and has gathered a committed group of distinguished officers including former POW and space flight pioneer Colonel Joe Kittinger to participate and will include a historic flyover of the F-4 Phantom.

The “Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home” will be held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m.

Fitzgerald is retiring from Brevard Public Schools this May to give even more time to this worthy cause.

The “Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home” will be held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. (BPS image)
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