Monday, May 19, 2008

Memorial Day Observance in Jax

Check out the speakers below:


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 16, 2008 – Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw will join state, city, and military leaders and the Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Division to observe Memorial Day with a ceremony honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation.

WHEN: Monday, May 26

9:30 a.m. Pre-show

10 a.m. Ceremony

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Wall

1145 E. Adams St.

Between Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

WHO: U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw

Mayor John Peyton

SPC Mark Middlebrook

Other city, state and military leaders

Bereaved families of soldiers


WHAT: Free and open to the public, the event will pay tribute to those who have fought for freedom. Ceremony includes remarks by local and military

leaders, presentation of colors, family tributes, a wreath presentation, a 21-gun salute and "Taps".

The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Concert Chorale will perform patriotic tributes with the St John’s River City Band.

Free parking is available in the west lots of Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

The Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Division also recommends some additional ways to observe Memorial Day and show gratitude to those wounded soldiers and the bereaved families, orphans and widows of the dead soldiers.

- Adorn the graves of soldiers with flags or flowers.

- Visit cemeteries and memorials.

- Fly the American flag at half-mast until noon.

- Fly the POW/MIA flag

- Keep silent for a minute at 3 p.m., '”National Moment of Remembrance”.

- Volunteer to assist disabled veterans, widows, widowers and orphans of the dead.

- Offer thanks to veterans and show appreciation for the ultimate sacrifices of the soldiers to the bereaved families.

For more information about the Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Division, call (904) 630-CITY or visit key word veterans.


ABNPOPPA said...


Is this the start of a political career. This is fantastic what the city is doing.

At least they got one good speaker, Mark!


Airborne dad said...

Amazingly, the found him through the blog. Needless to say that Mom and Dad are very proud but very nervous.

How did your son do with the Division run yesterday. He and Mark were in the same gaggle of 2nd Brigade, which Mark described as the slinky effect....from standing totally still to full ahead sprint.


MightyMom said...

wooo hooooo, and you will be posting his speech here right??

Airborne dad said...

I will post it Monday afternoon. You can count on it.