Where To Honor Our Veterans This Weekend

posted by Joel Malkin - 

In addition to free admission at national parks for everyone Saturday and Sunday, there are several events going on Saturday to honor Veterans:

Delray Beach Veterans Day Ceremony at  Veterans Park, 802 NE 1 st  Street.

Boynton Beach Veterans Day

10 a.m., Boynton Veterans Memorial, 411 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Ceremonies start at 10 a.m. and close with Taps at 11 a.m. sharp. Celebrating veterans from many wars since World War II, Korea, Desert Storm as well as Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information call: Tom Kaiser, USN, WW I 561-276-1796 or Stan Gavlick, USN, Korea 561-499-6277.

Boynton Beach Veteran’s Day Commemoration and Community Picnic

11 a.m., Intercoastal Park, 2240 N Federal Highway. Veterans Group of South Florida Inc is hosting a day of celebrations honoring veterans of South Florida with a 21-gun Salute;featuring color guards of Boynton and Delray Beach fire and police departments; ROTC of Boynton and Atlantic high schools; coast guard, army, navy and reserves, Boy Scouts. Following is a picnic, entertainment and music for the community. Free. 954-549-4101.’

Wellington Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

8:15 a.m., Wellington Village Hall, 12300 Forest Hill Blvd. Parade ends at Wellington’s Veterans Memorial, on the corner of Forest Hill Boulevard and South Shore Boulevard, and will be followed at 8:30 a.m. by the Veterans Day Ceremony.

Boca Raton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10556

9:30 a.m., Veteran’s Park, 9400 W. Palmetto Park Road. This event honors veterans of our armed services and will feature a procession of colors, guest speakers, and patriotic music. It is sponsored by Palm Beach County and is coordinated jointly by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation/Special Events Section. Visit pbcparks.com or call 561-963-6755.

Palm Beach Gardens

The city will have its ceremony 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Veterans Plaza Amphitheater, 10500 North Military Trail. The Palm Beach Gardens Police and Fire Honor Guard will present the colors. The Palm Beach Gardens High School “Pizzazz” Chorus will provide the music.

North Palm Beach

The village will have its Veterans Day ceremony 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, 303 Anchorage Drive, next to the North Palm Beach Public Library behind Village Hall.

Retired Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Matteo, a Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient, will speak. Matteo had a career in law enforcement and became a consultant for federal agencies and a task force. He was diagnosed with an Agent Orange-related disease in 2005.

Resident Briley Crisafi will sing the national anthem and “God Bless America.”

The American Red Cross will provide water, and Boy Scout Troop 155 will help honor veterans.

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