Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast will honor America's Heroes on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, during a ceremony at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (1/2 mile west of the Flagler County Library).
Speakers for the event will be U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who represents District 6; Col. Jack Howell of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 808; Edward Beier of American Legion Post 115; and Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland.
Tributes to members of the armed forces will include a presentation of wreaths by local veteran organizations, with World War II veterans 1st Sgt. Michael "Mickey" Owens (U.S. Army) and Corp. Hal Mettee (U.S. Army Air Corps) as special guests participating in this year's wreath ceremony.
The Navy Band Southeast will perform The Star-Spangled Banner and Taps. A musical tribute including Unsung Hero and God Bless America will be provided by the Community Chorus of Palm Coast.
The Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard and the Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums will present the colors, and the invocation will be given by Chaplain Sandy Ausbrooks of American Legion Post 115. The Palm Coast City Council will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums will also perform Amazing Grace.
Please join us in honoring all who serve and all who have served. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at nearby Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast.
For more information, contact the Palm Coast Fire Department at 386-986-2300.