Veterans Memorial Center

Brevard County, Florida

Other Veterans Events

The Veterans Memorial Center also tracks events of interest to veteran’s that are sponsored by other organizations. Contact VMC or Donn Weaver (321-613-2403) for any calendar questions or additions. Below is a list of upcoming events:

An Unofficial Brevard Veterans Community Calendar

April 2019 and Beyond

30 Mar — Brevard County Nam Knights Scavenger Hunt at Charlie & Jakes Restaurant On Wickham Road in Melbourne (1100- Until) Entry fee $15 with Cash Prizes and Raffle Prizes to benefit Wreaths Across America.

30 Mar —   Vietnam Commemoration Ceremony at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (1000 – 1100)

05 Apr — Supporting and Honoring Veterans Fair at the VMC (1130- 1330) sponsored by Hospice of St Francis. FREE LUNCH. Volunteer opportunities and activities discussed as well as chance to thank veterans. Open to the Public!! RSVP or questions to Kristie Meade 321-480-7894.

06 Apr — “Coffee and Cars” Vet Benefit Q&A showcase and car show (0900 – 1300). Melbourne Vet Center on Sarno Road. Contact Tabitha Miller on 321-254-3410 for questions.

07 Apr — Island Quarter Auction at the VMC (1400- 1630) Sponsored by American Legion Aux Post 344. A combination of Bingo, auction, raffle, fund raiser, direct sales and party. Contact Dorothy Walsh at VMC for more information.

12 Apr — Homecoming Picnic and Museum Tours at VMC for USCG Cutter Vigilant crew and families (1100- 1500). Community welcome co-sponsored by VMC, MOAACC Good Deeds Foundation and perhaps USO. Crew was deployed during partial government shutdown and commander is from Merritt Island.

16 Apr — Mobile Office Hours by the Office of Senator Marco Rubio (0900- 1100) in the Library. This event offers a direct veteran link to the Senator.

26 Apr — Fiesta Brevard at Cocoa Riverfront Park (1700-2000), Bands, food , entertainment with dozens of veteran and other non-profit booths which all receive proceeds from the event. VMC will have a booth with set up at 1400 hours.   Tickets on Sale.

27 April — Relay of Life of Central Brevard (1300 – Eve ) at Cocoa Riverfront Park at Cocoa Village. Raises awareness and support for Breast Cancer survivors and research. Many veterans and veteran spouses are impacted by breast cancer so VMC is partnering with Relay for Life. Opening Ceremony at 1300 with bands and activities until 2000 hours, with Luminaria Ceremony ending the event at 2030 hrs. Contact andrea.boudin@cancer.org for more information or talk with VMC volunteer Nick Sine in Ops Mgrs Office.

27 Apr — Navy League 5K Submarine Race (0730) at Exploration Tower Port Canveral. Entry fee of $30 to enter. Supports NOTU, Sea Cadets, USCG, Visiting ships. Virtual race available. Contact NavyLeague5K.org/ for more info.

05 May — Fundraiser for Merritt Island Volunteer Fire Department hosted by County Commissioner District 2, Bryan Lober , at VMC 1500 – 1800 Gray Hall. For more information contact Kika.Golan@brevardfl.gov.

05 — 12 May — Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion at Wickham Park Melbourne. Set up 05 May; Wreath Laying 06 May; Main Event 09-11 May; Takedown 12 May. Contact VVB for more information and to assist on 321-408-2698. Includes Vietnam Moving Wall and All Gave Some; Some Gave All Display. NOTE: 11 May at 1300 there will be a Vietnam Welcome Home Pinning Ceremony for all Vietnam Era Vets behind the Moving Wall.

21 May — Mobile Office Hours by the Office of Senator Marco Rubio (0900- 1100) in the Library. This event offers a direct veteran link to the Senator.

27 May   — Memorial Day Ceremony at VMC (0900-1000) See Flier in Mid April.

27 May — Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (1130- 1230). America Responds is the theme.

18 Jun — Mobile Office Hours by the Office of Senator Marco Rubio (0900- 1100) in the Library. This event offers a direct veteran link to the Senator.

04 July   — Joint BCSO/VMC First Annual Merritt Island Independence Day Parade . Parade will form at 0830 with a 1.7 mile route running from 1000 – 1120 ending at the Veterans Memorial Park. Floats, special vehicles and small town Americana on display. Look for BCSO Flier and more details after the Flight Line BBQ on 16 March.

16 July — Mobile Office Hours by the Office of Senator Marco Rubio (0900- 1100) in the Library. This event offers a direct veteran link to the Senator.

11 Aug — Purple Heart Day Ceremony and Brick Dedication at VMC (1100- 1330) in Plaza and Gray Hall. Lunch available. For additional information contact VMC at 321-613-2403 Donn Weaver.

20 Aug — Mobile Office Hours by the Office of Senator Marco Rubio (0900- 1100) in the Library. This event offers a direct veteran link to the Senator.

NOTE: Rubio Hours — 17 Sep; 15 Oct; 19 Nov; 17 Dec

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