EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Florida National Cemetery To Hold Veterans Day Ceremony On Nov. 11

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ceremony begins promptly at 11 a.m. rain or shine

The Florida National Cemetery Joint Veterans Service Committee (JVSC) will sponsor the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Florida National Cemetery on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. John W. Grant, will be the Keynote Speaker.

BUSHNELL, FLORIDA – The Florida National Cemetery Joint Veterans Service Committee (JVSC) will sponsor the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Florida National Cemetery on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. John W. Grant, will be the Keynote Speaker.

There will be patriotic music prior to and during the ceremony. Patriotic songs during the ceremony will be performed by Linda Burnette. Isaac Bobonis and Corey Lowery will play Taps.

There will be a rifle salute and a presenting the nation’s flag and flags from various military organizations. Guests are invited to arrive early and enjoy the patriotic and inspirational musical prelude which will begin shortly before the ceremony.

Seating is limited; those attending are encouraged to arrive early, wear comfortable clothing and bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit upon. The ceremony begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. rain or shine. At exactly 11 a.m., a moment of silence will be requested as chimes are played to commemorate the 100th anniversary ending WWI.

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The Joint Veterans Committee and the Florida National Cemetery extend an invitation to all veterans’ organizations and the public to take this opportunity to remember and honor those men and women who have passed, those who are currently serving and those who have served, that has given so much to protect our great nation.

Organizations with colors are invited to participate in the massing of colors at the beginning of the program. Veterans’ organizations should plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m.

The Avenue of Flags consisting of approximately 400 flags will be on display along the roadways of the cemetery. These flags were donated to the cemetery by the next of kin of deceased veterans and were once draped over the caskets or cremation urns of veterans.

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