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
25 Jul — Second Annual First Responders and Military Appreciation BBQ presented by Back Brevard Heroes at Kiwanis Island Park, MI 1200-1500. Open to the Community so come out and show your support. For more information contact BACKBREVARDHEROES on Facebook.
08 Aug — Annual Military Order of the Purple Heart Ceremony at the VMC and Memorial Plaza to recognize and honor 12 recipients of the Purple Heart during combat operations (1400- 1600). Contact VMC for more information.
26 Aug — Sen. Rubio’s representative holds office hours (1400-1600) in the VMC Library to support veterans in need of federal attention or to pass along ideas to the Senator. Contact Maria Montano on 407-254-2573 for more information.
11 Sep — Space Coast Honor Flight returns to operations with 2021 Honor Flights. Check their website : SpaceCoastHonorFlight.org for updated information. Luncheons for SCHF have resumed at several county restaurants.
11 Sep — Rockledge Remembering 9/11 Ceremony 1030 at Rockledge City Hub — The 20th Anniversary of the Events on 11 September 2001.
11 Sep — TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE TO SACRIFICE: 9/11 and Aftermath. Patriots Day and 9/11 Commemoration at the VMC . Sponsored by Club 1013 Ret NYPD and the VMC. This event marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks on America and almost two decades since America took the fight to enemies in Afghanistan and around the world. It will be a special Patriots Day Remembrance (1100- 1530 — 1730-1900) and Tribute Ceremony (1600-1730) . Food trucks, vendors and special events in Veterans Memorial Park; Ceremony in the Center and Memorial Plaza area..
18 Sep — Space Coast Honor Flight Fund raising event at The American Muscle Car Museum 3500 Sarno Road, Melbourne 1830-2100. Tickets required at $100 for General Admission and $200 for VIP entry and private tour. Order online at www.spacecoasthonorflight.org.
23 Sep — Sen. Rubio’s representative holds office hours (1400-1600) in the VMC Library to support veterans in need of federal attention or to pass along ideas to the Senator. Contact Maria Montano on 407-254-2573 for more information.
02 Oct — Jack’s Back New Show, Songs and Look 1800- 2200 at Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa (520 and I-95). A Fund Raiser for the Medal of Honor Memorial at the Veterans Memorial Center and Park. Salute to music from the 60’s to the 80’s and More. Dinner and Show (1900) included for $48 each. Reservations through Karen at 321-604-1344. A great, one of a kind evening, for a great cause.
16 Oct — NVHS Sponsored 2021 6th Annual Dinner Fundraiser 1730-2100 at the Radisson Resort at Cape Canaveral. The National Veterans Homeless Support non-profit event includes Sheriff Ivey and many Brevard officials who strongly support veterans in need. Table and other level of sponsorships are available. Register on line at Kasey@nvhs.org or call Kasey Corson 321-208-7562 for more info.
16 Oct — MIAP-FL: Fourth Missing in America Project – FL Call to Honor Ceremony (CTH) in Brevard at CCNC 0900- 1100. In Brevard we continue to research dozens of abandoned veteran cremains in our area. The October MIAP FL Ceremony at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery will include Brevard County Veterans for the first time. Another MIAP FL CTH at CCNC is planned late 2021.
28 Oct — Sen. Rubio’s representative holds office hours (1400-1600) in the VMC Library to support veterans in need of federal attention or to pass along ideas to the Senator. Contact Maria Montano on 407-254-2573 for more information.
11 Nov — VMC Veterans Day Ceremony at VMC (0930-1100) Food and refreshments provided; Special events and displays.
18 Nov — Sen. Rubio’s representative holds office hours (1400-1600) in the VMC Library to support veterans in need of federal attention or to pass along ideas to the Senator. Contact Maria Montano on 407-254-2573 for more information.
04 Dec — The 2021 Veterans and Military Support Golf Tournament sponsored by Good Deeds Foundation of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAACC) at the Cocoa Beach Country Club (0800-1400) 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. Sign up for the event and sponsorship levels at moaacc.org.
15 Jan 2022 — The Fourth Annual Key Lime Pie Festival at the Veterans Memorial Park at VMC. Proceeds support the VMC. Major Park improvements should make the event very special.
19 Feb 2022 — The Veteran Stand Up (Formerly known as Stand Down) event was postponed due to COVID 19 in 2020/21. The VMC Boards and EXCOMM decided it was better to postpone the event until Feb 2022 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. Planning meetings begin in Early November at the VMC. This event will focus on at risk veterans and matching them with job options on the Space Coast.
TBD Mar 2022 —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