Memorial Day is the day that’s set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace. God Bless America.
Listed below are national and local resources that provide support to Active Duty, Veterans, Retirees, and Families of those who serve or have served, and a list of some events in the community this weekend. Together, let us pay our respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live the American dream.
National Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
Florida Department of Veteran Affairs: 844-693-5838
West Palm Beach VA Clinic: 561-422-8262
Boca Raton VA Outpatient Clinic: 561-416-8995
Local Memorial Day Events
South Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day Program, 10 a.m., May 27, South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth. Note: Placard Access ONLY on cemetery property before and during ceremony. Free parking and shuttle service to and from the cemetery, located at: Target, 5900 Lake Worth Rd, Greenacres and Winfield Solutions, 8245 US-441, Boynton Beach. Bring water or other non-alcoholic drinks, light snack, an umbrella and fold up chair for your convenience.
Red Sneakers Runner’s Edge Memorial Day 5k, 7 a.m., May 27, YMCA of Boca Raton, FL, 6631 Palmetto Circle S, Boca Raton, FL
Memorial Day Ceremony 9 a.m., May 27, Boca Raton Cemetery, 449 SW 4th Ave., Boca Raton
14th Annual Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Memorial Day Service: 11:30 a.m. May 27; Palm Beach Memorial Park, 3691 Seacrest Blvd., Lantana.
Memorial Day Concert: 6 p.m. May 27; Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Doors open at 5 pm. Blankets and chairs are welcome at this free event, and chairs will also be available to rent for $5. Free for veterans.