WATCH: 911 Memorial Event Underway at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Merritt Island

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event will remember fire, police, EMS, civilians and military who lost their lives on 9/11

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The Brevard 10-13 Club (NYCPD Retirees/Law Enforcement Retirees Club) and the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum is hosting the 2019 Brevard County 911 Memorial Event, which will be held on Wednesday, September 11. (Roger Scruggs image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Brevard 10-13 Club (NYCPD Retirees/Law Enforcement Retirees Club) and the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum is hosting the 2019 Brevard County 911 Memorial Event, which will be held on Wednesday, September 11.

The Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, located at 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy.on Merritt Island behind the Merritt Square Mall, is a non-profit organization with one goal in mind…to serve our veterans.

This event to remember the fire, police, EMS, civilians and military who lost their lives on 9/11 will begin at 5:45 p.m.

The event will take place in front of the Veteran’s Memorial, and in an area adjacent to the seating, has been set aside to facilitate displays of police, fire and EMS equipment for public viewing.

For more information, call 321-508-3797 or 321-412-3542 or email alcoastalpba@aol.com

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DEPENDS ON VOLUNTEERS

With an amazing array of military artifacts ranging from the Revolutionary War to our current conflicts in the Middle East, VMC strives to educate the public on our military’s efforts both past and present in our free museum, library and plaza.

VMC’s Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 123 is a nationally recognized group of volunteers here to assist veterans and their families with VA claims and benefits.

Over 3,200 veterans were served in 2015. VMC also provides emergency assistance to qualifying veterans and our facility is home to many veterans organizations.

The VMC depends on volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to support veterans services, help with our museum, work in the library or any other function you are welcome. Please contact the Manager on Duty at 321-453-1776.

As with many veteran organizations, ours is a group with many missions and thus was divided over the years into two major components.

The Brevard Veterans Council (BVC) is a 501(c)19 non-profit and the membership and the operational element and the Veterans Memorial Center is the VMC 501(c)3 non-profit which operates the Museum, Plaza, Library and many other programs and veteran support activities.

The Veterans Memorial Center has a large meeting room that can be rented by anyone for meetings or events. Contact the Center at 321-453-1776 to obtain the rental costs, determine availability and book the facility.

GREAT VENUE FOR EVENTS

The Veterans Memorial Center has a large meeting room that can be rented by anyone for meetings or events. The room is completely configurable for tables and chairs – seating up to 140 guests. Rental of the facility includes tables and chairs, and access to the prep kitchen.

After 4 p.m. the Museum closes and the event becomes private. There is mood lighting on the ceiling. Alcohol can be served but must be declared when completing the contract.

Usage fees will include a $100 cleaning fee and a $50 manned security fee for the facility. Center personnel will set up the room to your specifications and clean up after the event. Discounts are available to Veterans.

Contact the Center at 321-453-1776 to obtain the rental costs, determine availability and book the facility.

The facilities are open 7 days a week. Museum and library hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

The Memorial Plaza and the new Park are open dawn until dusk. The DAV is available for veterans support, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

FOR MORE INFORMATION call 321-453-1776 or log on to VeteransMemorialCenter.org

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