Santa Rosa County residents are encouraged to honor those that have served our country in the armed forces by participating in local Veterans Day activities.
The annual Veterans Day Parade sponsored by the Community/Veterans Coordinating Committee and the city of Milton will kick-off the festivities on Thursday, November 11 with Colonel Joseph Richardson serving as both the parade grand marshal and ceremony guest speaker:
· Veterans Day Parade- 9:30 a.m.
The parade begins at Milton High School and ends at the Santa Rosa County Veterans Plaza located at 5178 Willing Street, Milton. Organizations who would like to participate in the parade are asked to contact Ralph Nesenson at (850) 626-7292 or (850) 313-6637 or the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 623-2339.
· Veterans Day Ceremony- 11 a.m.
Ceremony will follow the parade in front of the Santa Rosa County Veterans Plaza. A special seating area for all WWII veterans in attendance will be available, allowing them to take part in the ceremony. A Veterans Day Picnic hosted by Santa Rosa County 4-H will follow the ceremony.
· Veterans Thunder Ride 2010- Kick-stands up at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, November 7
This year's ride starts at the Santa Rosa County Veterans Plaza located at 5178 Willing Street in Milton and supports the Santa Rosa County Connect-Vet Program, a free transportation service for county Veterans to the Veterans Affairs Joint Ambulatory Care Center. $10 per rider and $5 for additional riders.