Veterans Memorial Center, Inc.

Brevard County, Florida

Upcoming Brevard County Veterans Events

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

An Unofficial Brevard Veterans Community Calendar

Present-December 2021

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15 — 18 April — 33rd Annual All Veterans Reunion (The Nation’s Largest Veterans Re- union) 0900-1800 daily at Wickham Park in Melbourne. Vietnam Traveling Wall Display and much more. Call 321-690-0805 or 321-652-4185 for information or to register. Sponsored by the Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard (VVB). Escort display on 11 April and Wreath Laying by organizations on 12 April. Email VVBSecretary@gmail.com.

 

23 April — Fund Raising “Holes for Heroes” Golf Tournament sponsored by Florida Prep USAF JROTC Program to support their program and veterans in need via Down The Road Thrift. Held at Duran Golf Club in Viera with shotgun start at 1300. Sign up and get more in- formation at: Heros Hole in One Golf Tournament


TBD Spring or Fall 2021 —  MIAP-FL:   The March 2020 Missing in America Project – FL  Call to Honor Ceremony (CTH) was cancelled, as were others through 2020.  We continue to research dozens of abandoned veteran cremains in our area.   We hope the next CTH Service for the MIAP-FL at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery will occur by Late Spring 2021.
 

07 May — CBRCC Military Advisory Committee (MAC) 25th Annual Champions Cup Golf Tournament at Cocoa Beach Country Club (1130-1215) Shotgun Start.  Support MAC’s missions with active duty troops and veterans.  Call 321-459-2200 to register and for more information about goody bags, sponsorships, etc.

28-30 May —  The XXXIII National Ride for Freedom Home coming to Florida sponsored by Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1 , based at VMC.  Will include several days of Space Coast Events including the Moving Walls; Gold Star Escorts; concerts; Food Trucks, area visits from all Florida and some other state Rolling Thunder Chapters, Patriot Guard Riders, Combat Vets, and many more veteran organizations and motorcycle groups.  Contact the VMC and see the Rolling Thunder FL -1 Web site by early April.  This event took place in Washington DC for many years but is being shifted around the country starting in 2021.   


31 May—  VMC Memorial Day Ceremony 0900-1030 at the VMC.  Special recognition for United States Marine Corps,  refreshments available and unique displays planned. 

31 May — Tentative Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims (0900-1030). Details follow by April.

31 May —  Memorial Day Ceremony at J. S. Stone Memorial Cemetery on 2621 Grant Street in Melbourne 0900-1000 honoring all those who have paid the ultimate price ion service to America. 

31 May —  Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Cocoa Village and Riverfront Park (1600-1730)

 

TBD June —  Space Coast Honor Flight plans to return to operations starting with the June 2021 flight.  Check their website:  SpaceCoastHonorFlight.org  for updated information and the 2021 Schedule. 


04/05 July —  Third Annual Merritt Island Independence Day Parade sponsored by BCSO and VMC.  Details in May 2021.

 

07 Aug — Annual Military Order of the Purple Heart Ceremony at the VMC and Memorial Plaza to recognize 10 recipients of the Purple Heart after combat operations (1000- 1200).  Contact VMC for more information.  

 

NOTE: Space Coast Honor Flight plans to return to operations after August with remaining 2021 Honor Flights. Check their website: SpaceCoastHonorFlight.org for updated information and the 2021 Schedule.

 

11 Sep —  Patriots Day and 9/11 Commemoration at the VMC 1630-1900.  Sponsored by Club 1013 Ret NYPD and the VMC.  


25  Sep —  The Space Coast Food Festival 1600-2000 at the VMC and Veterans Memorial Park.  Sponsored by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce,  this popular, community event has been held at the Port and other large venues.  Room for organizational tables and canopies as well as good entertainment and great food to sample.  POC is Jennifer Sugarman  of CBRCC 321-459-2200.   Shifted from 06 March 2021 Date.

 

TBD Fall 2021 — The Fourth Annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival at Veterans Memorial Park in Jan 2021 has also been postponed but will be held later in the year. 


16 Oct—  The Stand Down to Stand Up event was postponed twice due to COVID 19.  The VMC Boards and EXCOMM decided it was better to postpone the event until Fall 2021 due to uncertain COVID conditions that could impact such a large, indoor gathering.  We hope many veterans, organizations and others will find ways in the meantime to help Homeless and at risk Veterans in Brevard County.


11 Nov —  VMC Veterans Day Ceremony and VMC and VMC Park (0930-1100) Food and refreshments provided; Special events and displays. 


04 Dec —  The Annual Good Deeds Foundation of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAACC) Golf Fundraising Tournament at the Cocoa Beach Country Club set for 7 April 2021 has been cancelled until further notice.   This tournament funds MOAACC GDF support to all JROTC and related units in the county; active duty military needs not covered by DoD; and support to veterans in urgent need.    

 

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