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Memorial Day Ceremonies in Santa Rosa County
The Veterans Memorial Plaza's annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. in remembrance of the brave men and women who gave their lives while serving our country.  Wreaths will be laid in honor of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 210, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4833, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 125, American Legion Post 78, Combat Veterans, Daughters of the American Revolution, Purple Heart Association, Sons of the American Revolution and the AmVets Post 1292.

The plaza's ceremony activities are as follows:
Opening remarks
Presentation of the colors: US Navy Sea Cadets
Invocation: Paster Dusty Roberts, First Assembly of God
National anthem: Desirre Keffer
Post colors
Proclamations: Mayor Wesley Meiss, City of Milton and Commissioner Bob Cole, Santa Rosa County
Keynote speech: Capt. Todd Bahlau, Commanding Officer, NAS Whiting Field
Bagpipes: Walt Schumann
Presentation of the wreaths
Rifle salute: Whiting Field
Benediction: Lt. Roy Fondren, Chaplain, NAS Whiting Field
Fleet Reserve Association Branch 2010 "Two Bell Ceremony"
Laying of the wreaths

The Veterans Memorial Plaza is located at  5191 Willing Street in Milton. For more information, contact Ralph  Nesenson, 850-626-7292.

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In the south end of the county, the Navarre American Legion Post 382 will host a Memorial Day Celebration at 11 a.m. in the Navarre Park, 8513 Navarre Parkway. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact the American Legion, 850-936-5888.
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