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  • Memorial Day Ceremonies in Santa Rosa County

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    Name: Memorial Day Ceremonies in Santa Rosa County
    Date: May 27, 2019
    Event Description:
    Veterans Memorial Plaza's annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held Mon., May 27 at 10 a.m., at 5191 Willing Street in Milton, in remembrance of the brave men and women who gave their lives while serving our country.

    Wreaths will be laid in honor of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 210, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4833, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125, American Legion Post 78, Combat Veterans, Daughters of the American Revolution, Purple Heart Association, Sons of the American Revolution and the AmVets Post 1292.
    The plaza's ceremony activities are as follows:
    Opening remarks
    Introductions: Dan Powers
    Presentation of the colors: US Navy Sea Cadets
    Invocation: LTJG Chaplain Frank Tillotson, NAS Whiting Field
    National anthem: Milton High School soloist
    Post colors: US Navy Sea Cadets
    Proclamations: Mayor Heather Lindsey, pro-tem Mary Johnson, City of Milton and Commissioner Bob Cole, Santa Rosa County District 2
    Keynote speech: Capt. Paul D. Bowdich, commanding officer, NAS Whiting Field
    Amazing Grace: Santa Rosa County pipes and drums
    Presentation of the wreaths

    Taps: Milton High School
    Benediction: Pastor Jim Liberacki, East Side Baptist Church
    Casting of the wreaths on the water: Fleet Reserve Association Branch 210
    For more information on the Veterans Memorial Plaza event, call 850-860-2427.

    In the south end of the county, a Memorial Day ceremony will be presented by the local veteran's organizations (Veteran's of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts) in Navarre Park, 8513 Navarre Parkway in Navarre, May 27 at 11 a.m. Participants include the local scout troops 106 and 401 as well as the Navy Junior ROTC cadets from Navarre High School. District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech will present the Memorial Day proclamation.

    For more information on the Navarre Park event, contact Joseph Louder, josephlouder@gmail.com.
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