VETERANS DAY 2019

Retired Cdr. Kate Warren Giffin with D-Day displays that will be part of the annual Veterans Day salute at the Nassau Humane Society’s Second Chance resale store.

A free Veterans Day salute will feature educational displays on military history, the armed services and much more.

The displays will be set up from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Nassau Humane Society’s Second Chance and Closet resale stores. Commander Kate Warren Giffin, a retired Navy nurse, organizes the salute to veterans annually.

There are tributes to military women, African-American service members, Native Americans’ military service, and the U.S. Merchant Marine. Befitting a salute from a Humane Society, there’s also a display honoring military working dogs.

The salute includes articles, photographs and artwork, books, vintage magazine covers, and personal memorabilia from veterans and their families, including uniforms and medals. Cmdr. Giffin will be at Second Chance throughout the day to provide background and answer questions.

New this year will be displays covering D-Day. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the crucial Battle of Normandy. Cdr. Giffin and her husband visited Normandy this past June and took part in some of the anniversary commemorations.

Second Chance is located at 1002 S. 14th St. in Fernandina Beach, with The Closet just a few steps away. All proceeds from the stores benefit the Nassau Humane Society.

Cdr. Giffin with memorabilia displayed last year.