Next Big VMC Event
14 Dec – 1800-2100 at the VMC. Holiday Dish to Pass Potluck Celebration for the Women Veterans Outreach and Support. All are welcome! For more info contact Dorothy Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Unofficial Upcoming Brevard Veterans Events Community Calendar
08 Dec — World Changers Concert to support Veterans at the Saint Augustine Amphitheater 1700-2100. Presented by Danny Garcia, the Walking Marine and featuring The Long Run Rock Band and dinner. Tickets on sale at www.theamp.com
09 Dec — Merritt Island Community and VMC Inaugural Christmas Tree lighting and Gold Star Tree Ceremony in Veterans Memorial Park 1500-1900. Includes music, singing, food trucks and community spirit.
13 Dec — 0930- 1200 Gray Hall at VMC: Annual Veterans Memorial Center Christmas Party during our monthly general membership meeting.
14 Dec – 1800-2100 at the VMC. Holiday Dish to Pass Pot Luck Celebration for the Women Veterans Outreach and Support. All are welcome! Contact Dorothy Walsh at email@example.com.
16 Dec 1200 -1600 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 344 annual children’s Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa Claus. To participate or donate please contact ALA Unit 344 President, Rose Marie Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
16 Dec — Ceremony and Laying of Wreaths by Wreaths Across America at the VA Cape Canaveral National Cemetery CCNC 1000 – 1045 in Mims and other veteran cemeteries in the area. Each year CCNC expands by almost 2200 veterans and spouses. Parking is limited so please carpool and arrive early. Families of those interred at CCNC will have time to place their wreaths first, before section leaders work with their volunteers to make sure as many grave sites as possible are honored with a commemorative wreath, not intended as a Christmas Wreath. Golf carts and drop off available. Pick up wreaths on 06 January 0700-0930. Contact Donn Weaver, 757-871-6576, for more information.
17 Dec — Wreaths Across America Special Ceremony 1500-1630 at Pinecrest Cemetery on Clearlake Road in Cocoa. Honors Brevard Native Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient Emory Bennett and other veterans laid to rest in that cemetery. RTFL-1 Motorcycle wreath escort from VMC at 1400 . Contact Dorothy Walsh at email@example.com.
27 Jan — Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism Seminar VMC Gray Hall 0800-1600. Sponsored by Museums of Brevard (MOB) Contact Dean Schaaf VMC President and MOB officer on 321-453-1776 ext 5.
27 Jan — JROTC County Wide Run and Shoot Competition in Veterans Memorial Park 0700-1230. Details in December.
29 Jan — Guest Lecture Series at VMC Gray Hall — 1300-1430: Gary Powers Jr, son of the late, famed U-2 Pilot shot down over the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Newly unclassified materials, his new book, and an update of analysis about why and what happened after his father’s capture, took his son decades to unravel as the truth.
30 Jan — VMC Library Discussion Series, 1800-1930, presenter Norm Desmarais will discuss what happened to the first British Settlement in America. Highly recommended for anyone interested in a good mystery and the early settlement of British North America. Refreshments provided.
04 Feb — Hearts to the Troops 5K Fundraiser sponsored by OASIS 0700-1000 at VMC Park. Packing Valentine boxes of goodies for deployed troops afterwards for mailing overseas. Sponsorships and information available at 321-243-7753 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. OASIS supports troops deployed in harm’s way all year round with a number of packing events with the goodies and postage purchased through grants and via such Fundraisers.
04 Feb — Anniversary to Remember the Immortal Four Chaplains of WWII 1400-1530 in the VMC Plaza. They went down with their transport ship helping troops in 1943 after a German Torpedo attack in then icy Atlantic. Sponsored by VMC with support from the Marine Corps League of Brevard County.
10 Feb — JROTC Squad Drill Meet 0700-1230 with 10-12 Schools Expected and more than 150 cadets in the Veterans Memorial Park on MI. Supported by MOAA Cape Canaveral Chapter Good Deeds Foundation (all trophies) and the VMC.
17 Feb — Second Annual Back Brevard Heroes Fundraiser Car Show in Veterans Memorial Center Park 1000 – 1500. Registration details in early January. BBH supports First Responders and Veterans.
24 Feb — JROTC Squad and Platoon Drill Meet 0700-1230 with 10-12 Schools Expected and more than 150 cadets in the Veterans Memorial Park on MI. Supported by MOAA Cape Canaveral Chapter Good Deeds Foundation (all trophies) and the VMC.
09 Mar— JROTC District Drill Meet with all disciplines 0700-1300 with 10-12 Schools Expected and more than 150 cadets in the Veterans Memorial Park on MI. Supported by MOAA Cape Canaveral Chapter Good Deeds Foundation (all trophies) and the VMC.
16 Mar — Ceremony to Remember the Last Naval Battle of the American Revolutionary War fought off the Coast of Cape Canaveral in 1783. 1000-1200 at the VMC Plaza Area with food and drinks and a parade pf colors and wreaths with many in colonial attire. Put on by the Sons of the American Revolution Brevard Chapter along with the DAR and VMC. Contact Donn Weaver 757-871-6576 for more information.