• HOLIDAY: VETERAN'S DAY OBSERVED - Chamber Office Closed

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    Name: HOLIDAY: VETERAN'S DAY OBSERVED - Chamber Office Closed
    Date: November 12, 2018
    Event Description:

    Veterans Memorial Plaza, Milton


    9:15 a.m. - All parade attendees assemble at Milton High School for parade
     
    9:30 a.m. - Parade travels down Highway 87 to Berryhill then to Willing ending at the Veterans Memorial Plaza
     
    11:00 a.m. - Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Plaza, 5191 Willing Street in Milton
    • Introduction from Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter
    • Presentation of colors by Milton High School NJROTC
    • Invocation by NASWF LTJG Frank J. Tillotson
    • National anthem by Milton High School Choir and Director Katie Wernette
    • Post of colors by Milton High School NJROTC
    • Proclamations by City of Milton Mayor Wesley Meiss and Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Bob Cole
    • Introduction of Speaker - Commissioner Don Salter
    • Keynote Speaker - Col. David Morris
    • Presentation of God Bless America by Milton High School Choir, Director Katie Wernette
    • Laying of the wreaths - veterans organizations
    • Rifle salute - NAS Whiting Field Rifle Team
    • Taps - Milton High School Band, Director Gray Weaver
    • Benediction - Pastor Jackie Crutchfield, Community of Christ Church

    12:00 p.m. - 4H Cookout (donations accepted)
      
    In the event of severe weather, events will be held at Milton High School. For more information, contact Vickie Powers 850-860-2427.

    1:00 p.m. (approximately)- World War 1 100th anniversary plaque and oak tree will be dedicated at the Bagdad Mill Site Park following the veterans day activities.

    "At the end of World War I, the Santa Rosa County Commissioners at that time dedicated a pine tree and plaque to each of the men who fell in honor of our country during that war," said Commission Chairman Bob Cole, District 2. "On Veterans Day this year, thanks to the assistance of Milton City Councilwoman Mary Johnson and my fellow board members, we will be dedicating a plaque and a tree at the Bagdad Mill Site Park in honor of each man who died in that conflict."


    Holiday Closures Reminder

    The following Santa Rosa County offices will be closed 
    Mon., Nov. 12 in honor of Veterans Day
    • Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners including the library system and animal shelter.
      • The Central Landfill will be open Mon., Nov. 12  from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Santa Rosa County 9-1-1 dispatch, Lifeguard Ambulance Service and fire departments are open daily
    • Santa Rosa County Clerk of the Court
    • Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser
    • Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections
    • Santa Rosa County Tax Collector 
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