Memorial Day Happenings
Memorial Day is a weekend full of festivities, including hitting the mall for those great “Memorial Day” sales, planning a weekend getaway, taking a trip to the beach (See our “Beach Guide”) or even hitting the Cineplex for the latest Avengers movie “Infinity War” (See the trailer in our Summer Sequel GUIDE). All the while, keeping in mind the true spirit of the holiday weekend, this “unofficial” start to summer deserves pause.
We celebrate the brave men and women who have fought and fallen for our country by wreath ceremonies and concert tributes. Below you will find some of the times and places of these around Palm Beach County.
Memorial Day Observance at Veteran’s Park in West Boca
Monday, May 28, at 9:30 am, at Veteran’s Park, west of Boca Raton.
9400 W. Palmetto Park Road, between Lyons Road and State Road 7 in West Boca.
The Veterans Coalition of South Florida will present its annual Memorial Day program beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 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.
The event is sponsored by Palm Beach County 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 W. Palmetto Park Road, between Lyons Road and U.S. Highway 441 in west Boca Raton. For more information about Veteran’s Park and other parks or programs available through the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, visit www.pbcparks.com or call the special events hotline at 561-963-6755.
13th Annual Memorial Day “A Day to Remember” in Lantana
Monday, May 29th 11:45a to 2:00p at Palm Beach Memorial Park
This free event will be presented by Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and Palm Beach Memorial Park. There will be a Wreath Presentation, The New Young Patriots, Dignitaries and Speakers, Patriotic Music, Free hot dogs and hamburgers.
For More info, visit their website.
South Florida National Cemetery’s 6th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28th, 10:00a to 11:00am at South Florida VA National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL
Sponsored by PBC Veterans Committee, this Memorial Day Ceremony takes place at S. Florida’s ONLY National Cemetery. Free park & ride shuttle service starts @ 8:15 am from 2 locations: Target Superstore, 5900 SR 7, LW & WinField Solutions, 8245 US Hwy 441, Boynton Bch. There is no public parking on the cemetery grounds. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs as no seating will be provided for the general public. Water & ice will be provided courtesy of event sponsors.
City of Palm Beach Gardens Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 28th, 9:00 am at Veteran’s Plaza at the City Hall Complex, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The City of Palm Beach Gardens will pay homage to our nation’s fallen service members with a Memorial Day address and wreath laying ceremony. Wreaths generously donated by Flower Kingdom.
For more information, visit www.pbgfl.com or please call (561) 630-1100.