New officers sworn in at Brevard Veterans Memorial Center

Dean Schaaf was sworn in as the new president of the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and Donn Weaver as chairman of the Brevard Veterans Council.

During the ceremony July 8, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, assisted by County Commissioner Bryan Lober, administered the oath of office for Schaaf, Weaver and 21 other officers of the center and the council.

Among the others sworn in were Bill Muckler as secretary and Ted Schmid as treasurer.

The council, which is a coalition of dozens of veterans organizations, represents an estimated 72,000 veterans who live in Brevard County.

It is believed that because of the coronavirus pandemic, fewer people attended the swearing in ceremony than in previous years. Veterans present said the event was still very meaningful.