Palm Coast - On Monday, May 27, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak at the City of Palm Coast's public Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.
The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (1/2 mile west of the Flagler County Library). Parking is available along Corporate Drive and at the Library.
Joining Lt. Col. Waltz as guest speakers of the event are Major Neal McCoppin (ret.) of the Flagler County Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and the Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council and Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. The Rev. Frank Boone, Chaplain of American Legion Post 115, will offer the invocation.
The Community Chorus of Palm Coast will perform The Star-Spangled Banner, as well as present a musical tribute of Unsung Hero and God Bless America. Emma Stanford, a Gold Star sibling, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
The presentation of colors will be done by the Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard, Matanzas High School JROTC and the Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums. Wreaths will be presented by World War II veteran Frank M. Fonte, representatives of local veterans organizations and Gold Star families. The Coastal Florida Police & Fire Pipes & Drums will perform Amazing Grace.
Marine Corps League Detachment 876 will conduct a three-volley salute, and the Palm Coast Fire Department Honor Guard will play Taps.
In addition to the Mayor, who will emcee the Ceremony, members of the Palm Coast City Council will attend the ceremony. Members of the community are encouraged to honor the lives of our armed forces by attending the event.
In case of rain, the program will be moved to Palm Coast Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive. For more information, contact Communications & Marketing Intern Daniel Calderon at 386-986-3702 or DCalderon@palmcoastgov.com.