My family, like most families in America, has its share of veterans. My Uncle George served in the Army under General George Patton during World War II. Other uncles served in the Navy and Air Force during Vietnam. My father-in-law was a radio man in the Marines serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Summer officially ends Sept. 22 -- and it won’t be a day too soon. The summer of 2011 may go down as one of the most challenging in history for children in our country -- and not for the reasons you may think.
The end is near. The last space shuttle mission soon will be completed. Unfortunately, because of a lack of vision and leadership in Washington, we may be seeing the beginning of the end for our national space program as well.
Last year, Florida’s Agency for Workforce Innovation projected that Florida would gain 1.1 million jobs by 2017. It was noted that most of the projected job gains would simply be recouping the jobs lost from 2006 to 2009.
Over the last month I have had the opportunity to meet with government and business leaders from Japan and Italy -- including the Japanese ambassador to the United States, Ichiro Fujisaki, and the president of Umbria in Italy, Catiuscia Marini.