The Veterans Coalition of South Florida will present their annual Veterans Day Program beginning at 9:30 am on Tuesday, November 11 at Veteran’s Park, west of Boca Raton.
This event honors veterans of our armed services and will feature a procession of colors, guest speakers, and patriotic music. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
This event is sponsored by Palm Beach County’s Recreation Assistance Program/District V and is coordinated jointly by the Veterans Coalition and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation/Special Events Section.
Veteran’s Park is located at 9400 West Palmetto Park Road, between Lyons Road and US Hwy. 441 in west of Boca Raton.
For more information about Veteran’s Park and other parks or programs available through the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, online at HYPERLINK "http://www.pbcgov.com/parks/" www.pbcparks.com.
Palm Beach County Veterans Day events
Sunday, November 9, 2008: Memorial service, 10 a.m., Delray Beach Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 700 SW Eighth Ave. American Legion Post 65 and Post 188 will honor veterans. Flags will be placed at the graves of soldiers, the ceremony will conclude with a rifle squad salute. Free lunch immediately following service at Post 65, 263 NE Fifth Ave., Delray Beach. Donations accepted. Call 561-330-6905.
Concert, 1 p.m., Veterans Plaza, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Featuring the Palm Beach Gardens Band. Call 561-630-1100.
Parade, ceremony and entertainment. 2 p.m., in West Palm Beach along Clematis Street from Sapodilla Avenue to Centennial Fountain. 51 veterans groups, color guards, community service organizations, and municipal and county services will march. U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, will speak. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Call 561-703-6998.
Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
Celebration and Vet Center open house, noon to 6 p.m., Vet Center, 2311 10th Avenue North, Lake Worth. Information and representatives for outreach services will be available. Call 561-585-0441.
Tuesday Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008
Parade, 8:45 a.m. beginning at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 W. Forest Hill Blvd. and ending at the Veterans Memorial at Forest Hill and Southshore boulevards. Ceremony begins at 9 a.m. Call 561-791-4733.
Ceremony, 10 a.m. Boca Raton Cemetery, 449 SW Fourth Ave. Call 561-393-7806.
Celebration, 10 a.m., Bicentennial Park, 300 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Commemorates the completion of the Veterans Memorial. Call 561-276-1976.
Commemoration, 10:30 a.m., Coral Lakes Clubhouse, Flavor Pict and Jog roads, Boynton Beach. Call 561-496-4004.
Open House, 3-6 p.m. with a program of recognition at 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Center of Hope, 1577 Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Call 561-682-1118.
Ceremony, 4 p.m. South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 U.S. 441, west of Lake Worth. Brig. Gen. Gary Beard will speak. Call 561-684-2844.
Concert, 7 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton. Free. Patriotic music by the New Gardens Band and Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches. Call 561-393-7806.
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