Veterans Memorial Center, Inc.

Brevard County, Florida

Upcoming Veterans Events

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27 May:  Memorial Day Ceremony at VMC Plaza 0930-1100.  LTC (RET) Tim Thomas, USA, is keynote speaker with special presentation by COL (RET) Herman Cole, USAF.  Call 321-453-1776 ext 5 for more information. 


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MAY 2024

27 May:  Memorial Day Ceremony at VMC Plaza 0930-1100.  LTC (RET) Tim Thomas, USA, is keynote speaker with special presentation by COL (RET) Herman Cole, USAF.  Call 321-453-1776 ext 5 for more information. 

27 May:  Memorial Day Ceremony at the Liberty Bell Museum in Melbourne 1100-1200 (NEW TIME) featuring Gold Star Family Remembrances and Guest Speaker, CAPT Jason Schneider, USN, Commander at NOTU. 

27 May:  Memorial Day Observance, Remember and Honor, at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Scottsmoor /Mims 1000-1100 Flag Assembly Area.  Special speaker and tributes at first fully open public ceremony at the CCNC since 2019.  CAPT William Toti, Navy Submarine Sailor will give the keynote with Esther Bower of Fox 35 Orlando acting as EMCEE.  Contact 321-403-0128 for more information. 

27 May:  City of Cocoa Memorial Day Tribute at Riverfront Park in Cocoa following Parade. Ceremony begins at 1700-1800. Guest Speakers Col Steve Bond USA, Ret and former Navy Corpsman Chandler Langevin.  Special program to honor Brevard County Fallen since 9/11.  

28 May – Senator Rubio’s Staff Mobile Office Hours at the VMC, 1300-1500, specifically for Veterans and their families.  (New Date)

28 May – VMC Library Discussion Program 1800-1930  “Adventures of the Rebel Raider Tallahassee: The Ship, the Captain, and Their Stories.” presented by Wayne Rowe. Drinks and snacks served.

 

 

JUNE 2024

04 Jun —  Career Source Brevard Job Fare Including For Veterans 1000-1300 in the Melbourne Auditorium.  Contact Lori Robinson via careersourcebrevard.com 

08  Jun —  Space Coast Honor Flight to Wash DC for selected veterans to visit their memorials.  Guardian volunteers and other supporters welcome for ceremony to launch the flight —  0130 hours at the Senior Center in Wickham Park, Melbourne.  Contact SCHF on 321-456-7031 or info@spacecoasthonorflight.org  for more information.

08 Jun —  Zachary M. Martin Memorial 5 K Run/Walk at Viera Regional Park (2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way) in Melbourne 0800-1000.  Proceeds will benefit Stop Soldier Suicide and help Brevard County veterans with PTSD.  visit zacharymartinmemorial.com to register and for more information about this 501c3. 

12 Jun —  Military Women Veterans Recognition Day Celebration and Luncheon 1130-1330 at the Nyami Nyami River Lodge at the Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham, Melbourne.  Details and sponsorship information at info@avet-project.org

14 Jun —  Celebration of the US Army’s 249th Birthday at Broken Barrel in Palm Bay 1800-2000.  Sponsored by the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) which will also hold a General Member Ship Meeting.  AUSA is the newest  partner of the VMC.  Contact Shaun McKinney for more information. 

 

 

JULY 2024

04 Jul — Annual BCSO and VMC Merritt Island Independence Day Parade.  1000-1200 with details in June.  Start at Merritt Island HS and finish at Veterans Memorial Center with food and festivities. 

04 Jul —  Melbourne 4th of July Independence Day Parade 1000-1100 am Downtown Melbourne.  Starts at Liberty Bell Museum (1601 Oak St) with Ceremony and Awards there afterwards.  Grand Marshalls Green Gables and Larry/Jeannette Jarnes.  Celebrate Americana.   

 

AUGUST 2024

04 Aug — Annual Purple Heart Recognition Ceremony at the VMC Gray Hall 1400-1600 sponsored by Chapter 453 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  Special recognition of 10 PH recipients and ceremony to tell their stories and recognize their sacrifices.  Contact Donn Weaver, 757-871-6576 for more information. 

09 Aug – 9th Annual Rescuing Veterans Lost in America Dinner. For more information on any event go to nvhs.org/events

14 Aug – Senator Rubio’s Staff Mobile Office Hours at the VMC, 1100-1300, specifically for Veterans and their families.

24 Aug — Seminar for High School Soph’s, Juniors and Seniors on Military Academy, ROTC Scholarships and other military paths to education and leadership.  VMC Gray Hall, Foyer and Library 1300- 1700.  Details in June. 

27 Aug—  VMC Library Discussion Series 1800-1930.  Donn Weaver presents “9/11 Missed Warnings and its Impact on Three American Generations. —  A Gold Star Perspective.  Drinks and snacks served. 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2024

07 Sep —  Space Coast Honor Flight to Wash DC for selected veterans to visit their memorials.  Guardian volunteers and other supporters welcome for ceremony to launch the flight —  0130 hours at the Senior Center in Wickham Park, Melbourne.  Contact SCHF on 321-456-7031 or info@spacecoasthonorflight.org  for more information.

11 Sep —  Annual 9/11 Remembrance and Patriots Day Ceremony at VMC Plaza 1700-1830.  Sponsored by Club 1013 of retired NYPD Police Officers many of whom were in NYC on 9/11/2001.  Details in July. 

 

OCTOBER 2024

12 Oct — Space Coast Honor Flight to Wash DC for selected veterans to visit their memorials.  Guardian volunteers and other supporters welcome for ceremony to launch the flight —  0130 hours at the Senior Center in Wickham Park, Melbourne.  Contact SCHF on 321-456-7031 or info@spacecoasthonorflight.org  for more information

31 Oct — BCSO Shred Event in VMC Park 0900-1030. BSCO conducts monthly shred services at various locations and will release their 2024 schedule in January. 

 

NOVEMBER 2024

10 Nov – 7th Annual Homestretch 5K for At-Risk & Homeless Vets. For more information on any event go to nvhs.org/events

11 Nov –  Veterans Day Ceremony at VMC Plaza 0930 – 1100 (pending)

16 Nov —  Annual MOAACC Good Deeds Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser at the Indian River  Colony Club 0800-1300.  Save the date. Details this summer.  Looking for sponsors.  Contact Donna Weaver, 757-871-6576. 

25 November: Senator Rubio’s Staff Mobile Office Hours at the VMC, 1400-1600, specifically for Veterans and their families.

 

DECEMBER 2024

14 Dec — Wreaths Across America Day in many Brevard Locations.  Cape Canaveral National Cemetery 1000-1200 with details on all WAA events in October. 

14 Dec —  Second Annual Merritt Island Community and Gold Star Family Tribute Christmas Tree Illumination and Holiday Party.   VMC Park 1500-2000

 

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