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Posted on: October 30, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Veterans Day events in Santa Rosa County

Veterans Day events in Santa Rosa County

The following Veterans Day events will take place in Santa Rosa County on Sat., Nov. 11:

Veterans Memorial Plaza, Milton
9:30 a.m. - The parade begins at Milton High School, 5445 Stewart Street in Milton, and ends at the Veterans Memorial Plaza, 5191 Willing Street in Milton.

11 a.m. - Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Milton

  • Intro: Daniel Powers, Santa Rosa Co. Veterans Memorial Foundation
  • Present Colors: Milton High School NJROTC
  • Invocation: Chaplain Lt. LaToya Smith, NAS Whiting Field
  • National Anthem: Milton High School Choir
  • Post Colors: Milton High School NJROTC
  • Song of Choice: Milton High School Choir
  • Intro for Proclamation: Daniel Powers, Santa Rosa Co. Veterans Memorial Foundation
  • Proclamation: City of Milton Mayor Heather Lindsey and Santa Rosa County Commissioner Kerry Smith
  • Intro of Speaker: Daniel Powers, Santa Rosa Co. Veterans Memorial Foundation
  • Keynote Speaker: CDR Jeremy Doughty, NAS Whiting Field
  • Intro of Veterans Organizations:  Daniel Powers, Santa Rosa Co. Veterans Memorial Foundation
  • Wreath Presentation: Veteran's Organizations
  • Taps: Milton High School Band 
  • Benediction: Pastor Brian Dieda, Pleasant Home Baptist 


Any Veterans organization wishing to participate in the wreath-laying ceremony or organization wishing to participate in the parade is welcome. The parade lineup is at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Veterans Memorial at 850-860-2427 or email at santarosa.veterans.memorial.plaza@gmail.com.


Immediately following the ceremony - 4H Cookout (donations accepted)

Santa Rosa County 4-H along with Walmart would like to invite all Veterans and their families to enjoy a Veteran’s Day Cookout this Friday at the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza. Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be served at 12 p.m. The cookout is free to veterans and their families. Not a veteran? Come enjoy the cookout and support veterans with a small donation. 

  

In the event of inclement weather, the parade and ceremony will be canceled.


VFW Post 4407, Gulf Breeze/Midway
11 a.m. - Ceremony at VFW Post 4407, 1783 Abercrombie Road in Gulf Breeze - presented by local veteran's organization Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407. The HFLD Honor Gaurd will post the colors and Jeff Henson, USAF Retired will be the guest presenter. A lunch will follow the ceremony.


Veterans Day office closures reminder 

The following Santa Rosa County offices will be closed Fri., Nov. 10 for Veterans Day:

  • Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners including the animal shelter, library system and veterans services.
  • The library system and animal shelter will also be closed Sat., Nov. 11.
  • The central landfill will be open.
  • 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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