Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast will host a virtual Memorial Day presentation Monday, May 25 to honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
In years past, the community would band together at Heroes Memorial Park for a special ceremony. However, due to social distancing guidelines at the present time, the City is inviting you to pay your respects by joining us at 8 a.m. on the City of Palm Coast's Facebook page @palmcoastgov.
The video will contain remarks from Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz. The National Anthem is sung by Jill Vanderoef. You will also observe a serene walkthrough of Palm Coast's Heroes Memorial Park. This park recognizes those in the military and law enforcement who have given their lives in the line of duty. Branches of the military are honored with engraved granite monuments displaying names, along with a Purple Heart Memorial.
"Instead of standing side-by-side in remembrance of our service members, who've given their lives for our country, we must instead honor them in our hearts," said Mayor Milissa Holland in a special message to release Monday. "Let's take this moment together, virtually, in honoring the true meaning of Memorial Day. Let's direct our minds and our hearts to the families of our departed United States Armed Forces service members and send them our deepest love and gratitude."
Bag pipes are performed by Palm Coast Firefighter/Paramedic Patrick Juliano to the song Amazing Grace. Juliano has been a firefighter with the City for 12 years. He is also commander of the Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard, which performs ceremonial functions for the Fire Department and city events.
"It's an honor to be able to pay homage to those who have served our country even though this year we have to go to creative ways to show our thanks," said Juliano.
As a reminder, City Hall is closed to the public due to COVID-19. If you need to reach a representative with the City, please submit a case through Palm Coast Connect at palmcoastconnect.com.