Veterans Memorial Center, Inc.

Brevard County, Florida

Upcoming Brevard County Veterans Events

Next Big VMC Event 

21 January – Stand Down to Stand Up (7:30 am – 2 pm)

 

NEW DATE 20-21 January, 2023 – ADDITIONAL INFO FORTHCOMING — 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.


 

An Unofficial Upcoming Brevard Veterans Events Community Calendar 

Contact VMC or Donn Weaver (757-871-6576) with any questions or additions.

2022

DECEMBER

02 Dec —  Wine for Warriors Holiday Luncheon 113-1300 Courtyard by Marriott in   Cocoa Beach.  Annual CBRCC Military Affairs Council fundraiser to support active duty military.  Tickets $50 each with sponsorships available.  Wine donations and Toys fort Tots sought for the raffle.  Contact Jody Clark at CBRCC: jclark@cocoabeachchamber.com. for more info at the register.  

03 Dec —  In VMC Park 1700-2000 — Planetpalooza sponsored by The American Space Museum and Brevard Astronomical Society with instruments to view amazing features on the moon, the rings of Saturn, Moons of Jupiter and the Polar caps on Mars!  From 1700-2000 in the Veterans Memorial Park.  Experts available to answer questions about space and stargazing during the afternoon and while viewing.  Contact Mark Marquette on 423-946-4132 for more information.  Please double check event is on n case of bad weather. Subject to postponement.

03 Dec —  Trains for Christmas at the Brevard Museum 2201 Michigan Ave., Cocoa every Saturday in December 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 1200-1600.  Includes a replica layout of the 351 mile Florida East Coast Railway that ran from Jacksonville to Miami. A great stop during the holidays for kids of all ages.  

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 moaacc.org 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.  

10 Dec —  American Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party for needy veteran families children at VMC Gray Hall 1300- 1500.

10 Dec—  Inaugural Space Force T-Minus 10-Miler from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.  Register until 01 November at runspaceforce.com. Full details of this unique event to support our military on that website.

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 at wreathsacroossamerica.org  to donate for a wreath at  $15.

17 Dec —  JROTC CMP Cup Air Rifle Match at Palm Bay HS -1100-1230 for awards Ceremony and final rounds.  Begins at 0800.

18 Dec —  WAA Brevard Ceremony at Pinecrest Cemetery in Cocoa in Honor of Medal of Honor Recipient Emory Bennett 1200- 1300.  Escort from VMC starting at 1030.  WAA Pinecrest Cemetery

2023

POSTPONED BUT NEW DATE IS JANUARY 21, 2023
20 – 21 Jan — The Central Brevard “Veteran Stand Down to Stand Up” (Formerly known as Stand Down) event will be held at the Cocoa Armory on  20 Jan 2023 (set up) and 21 Jan for the actual activity.   Earlier Date of 07-08 Oct had to be scrubbed since FLARNG Unit called up to assist Ian recovery in SW Florida.  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. 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.

04 Feb — JROTC Drill Meet in Veterans Memorial Park (0700-1230)

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

18 Feb —  JROTC Drill Meet in Veterans Memorial Park (0700-1300)

23 Feb —  Liberty Bell Museum Patriot Awards Dinner 1800-2100 Grand Manor Catering 1450 Sarno Road,  Melbourne.  Details follow to register and help honor local volunteers who support veterans in many ways.  

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

01 Apr —  American Legion AUX 344 annual Easter Egg Hunt at Veterans Memorial Park 1300-1500

04 Mar —  JROTC Drill Meet in Veterans Memorial Park District Championship (0700-1300)

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- 1400.

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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