Veterans Memorial Center, Inc.

Brevard County, Florida

Upcoming Brevard County Veterans Events

Next Big VMC Event 

8 October – Stand Down to Stand Up (7:30 am – 2 pm)

POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE IAN – NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON 08 Oct — The Central Brevard “Veteran Stand Down to Stand Up” event will be held at the Cocoa Armory.  This event will focus on homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, while matching the veterans with job options on the Space Coast.  Contact BVC Chairman Donn Weaver 757-871-6576 for more information.

Stand Down Poster

An Unofficial Upcoming Brevard Veterans Events Community Calendar – 2022

Contact VMC or Donn Weaver (321-613-2403) for any calendar questions or additions.


07-08 Oct — The Central Brevard “Veteran Stand Down to Stand Up” (Formerly known as Stand Down) event will be held at the Cocoa Armory on 07 October (set up) and 08 October for the actual activity.   As many as 250 homeless and at risk veterans usually attend the event with more than that number of volunteers providing a wide range of services from the private sector, the VA, the Medical Community, charitable organizations, etc.  The Veterans Memorial Center (VMC) is the primary organizer of the event, but partners with National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS), Volunteers of America, the Veterans Administration  and dozens of others to help the program support many veterans in need.  Planning meetings are being held at the VMC. This event will focus on homeless and at risk veterans and their families, while also matching the veterans with job options on the Space Coast.  Contact BVC Council Chairman Donn Weaver 757-871-6576 for more information.
08 Oct —  Raider Challenge JROTC County Meet #1 in Veterans Memorial Park (0700-1230)
15 Oct — Support Committee Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (SC/CCNC) VMC Gray Hall Dinner and Fundraiser – 1600-2000
22 Oct —  Raider Challenge JROTC Invitational Meet #2 in Veterans Memorial Park (0700-1230)

27 Oct —  BCSO Free Shredder Event at the Veterans Memorial Park 0900 – 1100.


05 Nov —  Raider Challenge JROTC District  Championship Meet #3 in Veterans Memorial Park 0700-1300.  

08 Nov —  Election Day including at VMC which is a polling station 0700-1900.

11 Nov —  VMC Veterans Day Ceremony 0930-1100 with lunch by Chick fil a  and refreshments, special exhibits, speeches and vendors. 

12 Nov — 247th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration 1800-2100 Marine Ball at Radisson Resort Cape Canaveral.  Tickets required in advance NLT 01 Nov at $34.00 per person.  Contact for more information and to register.   

12 Nov —  St Francis Reflections Veterans Dash for LIFE 5K (0800-1200) in the Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate Veterans Day week, honor veterans and raise funds for SFR county wide veteran support programs.  Contact Gloria Lorey of SFR 321-423-0506 for more information.

20 Nov —  Meet the MOB:  Museums of Brevard (MOB) Exposition  with many member museums participating. Warbird Museum, Vietnam Hangar 1300- 1500.  Meet with reps from 21 Brevard County Museums and what they offer.  Contact Dean Schaaf at VMC for any questions.   

17 Nov —  Office of Sen. Marco Rubio monthly office hours for veterans to report issues and questions to the senator.  VMC Library 1400-1600.  POC:  Tom Self 407-254-2573.  Appointments encouraged.  No office hours at VMC in December.



03 Dec —  First Annual Veteran Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show by VMC and American Legion Post 344 at VMC Park 10-1600.  Up to 100 cars and 100 motorcycles, food, music by Doc Holiday, vendors and much more.  Contact Mike Hriciso on 321-350-6163 , to register and for more information. See Poster. 

10 Dec —  MOAACC Good Deeds Foundation Veterans and Military Support Golf Tournament.  Cocoa Beach Country Club 0730-1400.  Sponsorships and Hole Sponsor signs available.  To sponsor or play connect to for Golf Tournament out call Donn Weaver 757-871-6576.  GDF provides funding to support veterans in need, active duty special events, JROTC and. all youth organizations in Brevard as many veteran organizations that help veterans with special efforts like NVHS,  Space Coast Honor Flight, Wreaths Across America and many more.  

17 Dec — JROTC Sprint Relay in Veterans Memorial Park (0730-1200)      with combat pack run followed by air rifle target shooting.  American Legion Post 344 to sponsor trophies.  

17 Dec —  Wreaths Across America Ceremonies and laying out at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (0800-1100) and many other Brevard areas and cemeteries with WAA Location Coordinators.  Contact VMC for more information and to donate for a wreath at $15.



05 Feb —  Immortal Four Chaplains Ceremony 1400-1600 VMC Plaza and Gray Hall.  

25 Feb —  Back Brevard Heroes Fundraiser in Veterans Memorial Park 0900-1700

18 Mar —  Commemoration of the Last Naval Battle of the American Revolution 1000-1300 VMC Plaza, Museum  and Gray Hall

07 May —  Back Brevard Heroes Festival to honor First Responders and Veterans, VMC Plaza, Gray Hall and Park 0930- 1300.

20 May —  Space Coast Military and Family Appreciation Day and BBQ — On Armed Forces Day 2023,  From 1000-1500 at the VMC and Park.  Active duty unit displays, music, food, kids games, many special activities to honor our active duty forces and their families.  Co-sponsored by CBRCC MAC, VMC and US Army Recruiting Command.  Look for details by January.  

29 May —  Memorial Day Remembrance VMC 0930-1030 

03 Jun —  Annual Courageous Division NSCC Sea Cadet Awards Ceremony, VMC Gray Hall and Library 0800- 1500





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