Memorial Day Pledge Made and Exceeded: Erdman Automotive Provides Generous Support to Four Veteran Organizations
By Donn Weaver, President, Good Deeds Foundation // June 11, 2022
SPACE COAST DAILY TV SPECIAL PRESENTATION
WATCH: A very special Memorial Day Ceremony from Erdman Automotive on State Road 520 in Cocoa, is covered by the Friday Night Locker Room’s Orville Susong and Steve Wilson. Speakers include SFC James “JJ “Justice, U.S. Army (Ret.), Rear Admiral Wayne Justice, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), LTC Tim Thomas, U.S. Army (Ret.), and Donn Weaver Former U.S. Army captain. Dr. Michael Cadore delivered the invocation and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Color Guard, Courageous Division, Veterans Memorial Center, presented the Colors.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Several years ago, when Mike Erdman Toyota and Nissan moved their facilities to West Cocoa near I-95 on State Road 520, they invited some veteran organizations to assist in raising the new, giant American Flag at that complex.
Years earlier they began to support a number of veteran missions, including the Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter Good Deeds Foundation Annual Golf Tournament and special projects at the Veterans Memorial Center.
With the Space Coast Daily Friday Night Locker Room video team of Steve Wilson and Orville Susong, acting as producers as well as videographers, a great 2022 Memorial Day Ceremony was held at the Mike Erdman dealerships.
On May 27, many Erdman Automotive employees and veterans, as wells VMC’s U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Courageous Division participated. The Cadet’s served as Color Guards, despite missing their first day of summer vacation!
At the end of the ceremony, which you can see above, the Erdman Automotive team announced the four participating organizations would split the total amount of funds based on their donating $100 for every vehicle sold over the Memorial Day Weekend.
They decided to extend the time a bit and on June 10, they donated a total of $10,000, split the four ways, to the Good Deeds Foundation, Veterans Memorial Center, Rolling Thunder FL-1 and the Brevard JROTC Program.
Amazing generosity and support from the Erdman Automotive family continues with sincere thanks from many veterans and JROTC cadets supported by the four groups.