Military / Veterans 

This page is to honor our civic minded veterans who, even after taking off the uniform, continued defending and protecting our U. S. Constitution through their patriotic efforts.  They have supported the mission of Constitution For The People as we strive to inform our youth about their Constitution, so that our Republic can long endure.They are wonderful examples of putting “Civics Education” into action! Well done!

Memorial Day
Sponsors of
1000 booklets for students!

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Joyce Reitz  (25)          Jennings Reitz

Flag Day
Sponsor of
1,000 booklets for students!

Kiwanis Club of Northside Naples Florida
In honor of

Joseph “Barney” Lipps

Independence Day
Sponsor of 1000 booklets for students!

Memorial Day
Sponsor of
750 booklets for students!

Constitution For The People, Inc. and the many service organizations in which she served, honor Virginia “Ginny” Bailey on her 90th birthday and her “Service Above Self.”

Thank you, Ginny!

These are the principles that have guided Joseph Cofield and Constitution For The People.

With hard work and help from patriots, we WILL BE successful!

Six Guiding Principles for the
Tuskegee Airmen







Happy Independence Day

Narrated by Evangelo Morris

Past Honorees

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First Sergeant  

Joseph Cofield

Veterans in the News

Dan Severson, Candidate for Congressional District 19

Serving 22 years, he flew over 3,200 flight hours, over 320 carrier landings and retired at the rank of Commander in 2000.

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Our Featured Veterans

Thank you to Sandra Simmons, a true patriot, who nominated her parents, Viola and Paul Smith,  to honor them for their WWII military service and beyond. 

Yeoman 2nd Class Viola M. Smith

Captain Paul W. Smith

‍                                       US Marine Corps

Search Light Operator 3rd Defense Battalion, Battery G Under Command of Lt. H. G. Kurgis

Spring 1939 – Boot Camp – Paris Island, South Carolina

Marine Corps Installation Pearl Harbor 1939 – Spring of 1942

Tulagi Island and Guadalcanal 1942 – 1945

Honorable Discharge as Master Sergeant – September 1945

United States Air Force

Medical Supply Officer – Top Secret Clearance

Lackland AFB – Texas – Medical Supply Officer Training

Sampson AFB – New York – Medical Supply Officer

RAF Burtontwood – Cheshire, England

Ben Guerir AFB – Morocco, Africa

Andrews AFB – Maryland USA

Honorable Discharge as Captain 1962

Veterans Administration Hospital System – Washington DC

Civil Service - Medical Supply Officer & Equipment Specialist 1963 – 1971

1971 – Retired to Virginia

1984 – Relocated to Naples, FL

Community Service
Volunteer work through East Naples United Methodist Church 1984 – 2001

Member of Collier County Pearl Harbor Survivors Organization 1984 – 2001 – helped organize and participated in annual reunion of Collier and Lee County Pearl Harbor Survivors

Numerous speaking engagements at local churches and organizations about his military experiences during the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during the rest of the war.

‍                          US Navy WAVES

Supply Expediter (DUVA) Pacific Naval Fleet

June 1943 – Enlisted in the Navy WAVES in Seattle, Washington

June 1943 – Boot Camp – Hunter College, New York

August 1943 – USPACFLT Communications Training Center – Stillwater, OK

October 1943 – USPACFLT Supply Expediter – San Francisco, CA

Honorable Discharge as Yeoman 2nd Class – September 1945

Community Service

Lackland AFB Texas – Children’s Sunday School Teacher & Women’s Circle at Church

Sampson AFB New York - Children’s Sunday School Teacher & Women’s Circle at Church

RAF Burtonwood Cheshire England - Children’s Sunday School Teacher

Ben Guerir AFB Morocco, Africa - Children’s Sunday School Teacher and Missionary Work

Andrews AFB - Women’s Circle at Church

Community Service volunteer work through East Naples United Methodist Church 1984 – 2001

Honor a Veteran/Active Military Member/Fallen Soldier by

‍ donating a box of high quality Constitution Booklets to supply an entire classroom of students with their own copy of the 48 page
U. S. Constitution  Booklet for only $25 per classroom. We need 30 classrooms sponsored by midnight on July 4th (Independence Day). Will you help by sponsoring one or more classes in the name of someone you would like to honor?

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To sponsor in the name of someone you would like to honor, after checkout you will be prompted to return to a page on this website to give us the information. Then check back here within 24 hours to see the donation included in our Generous Sponsor’s List below.

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