Harry V. MacNeill of St. Augustine was recognized by Governor Charlie Crist today as this week’s “Governor’s Point of Light” in honor of Senior-Military Awareness Month according to an announcement received by Historic City News this afternoon.
“Harry is a selfless and passionate advocate for our servicemen and women,” said Governor Crist. “The community support we give our troops is important and deserved. Volunteers like Harry are crucial to keeping up morale and assisting families during their time of service and sacrifice.”
MacNeill is a founding member of the Joint Family Support Assistance Program, a program committed to delivering high-quality, mobile family support and services to families facing deployment challenges. MacNeill helps ensure that military families have access to counseling, information on community services, and childcare assistance.
Additionally, he has been proactive in working with the military to develop solutions and resources for soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
He also serves as a representative for the Florida National Guard at annual events including Navy Family Day, Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon event, and the Florida National Guard Strongbond’s retreat.
AAA Auto Club South is the supporting sponsor of the Governor’s Points of Light Award. Walt Disney World is an in-kind supporter. This program recognizes Florida residents who demonstrate exemplary service to the community. Award recipients are announced weekly. A panel of judges comprised of leaders in the areas of volunteerism and service evaluate all nominations and make recommendations to the Governor. Florida’s Foundation manages the program. For more information, or to submit a nomination, go to www.FloridasFoundation.org.