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Three Veterans Day events scheduled in Santa Rosa County

| Staff Reporters
Three Veterans Day events will take place in Santa Rosa County on Thurs., Nov. 11. Activities are as follows:

Veterans Memorial Plaza, Milton

9 a.m. – Parade begins at Milton High School 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

  • Welcome from Santa Rosa County Commission Vice Chairman Bob Cole, District 2
  • Presentation of colors by Milton High School NJROTC
  • Invocation by NAS Whiting Field Chaplain
  • National anthem by Milton High School Choir
  • Post of colors by Milton High School NJROTC
  • America the Beautiful by Milton High School Choir
  • Proclamations by City of Milton Mayor Heather Lindsay or City Manager Randy Jorgenson and Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole, District 2
  • Keynote Speakers – CO Captain Paul Flores, NAS Whiting Field and Dustin Tuller, Staff Sergeant, US Army, retired
  • Laying of the wreaths – veterans organizations
  • Taps – Milton High School Band
  • Benediction – Pastor Jim Liberacki, East Side Baptist Church

Immediately following ceremony – 4H Cookout (donations accepted)
In the event of inclement weather, the parade and ceremony will be cancelled.

Navarre Park, Navarre

11:00 a.m. – Ceremony at Navarre Park – presented by local veteran’s organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11367 and American Legion Post 382. Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech will present the Veterans Day proclamation.

VFW Post 4407, Gulf Breeze/Midway

11:00 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. Santa Rosa County District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright will present the Veterans Day proclamation.

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