2016 Memorial Day Ceremony
Each year on the final Monday in May the United States celebrates the federal holiday Memorial Day. Originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. By the 1900s it had become a day to celebrate all American soldiers who died while serving in the military. It wasn't until 1967 that it was legally named Memorial Day. It became a federal holiday in 1971.
The Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will present its annual observance of Memorial Day at 1 p.m. May 29 at Veterans Memorial Park on Bayfront Parkway in downtown Pensacola.
The Guest Speaker this year will be Tony Gain, a highly-decorated retired Marine Colonel who completed three combat tours, instructed at some of the Marine Corps' most prestigious Leadership and Training academies, and served with the State Department.
The local Boy Scouts of America will conduct an official Flag Retirement Ceremony and the Winners of the Memorial Day Essay Contest will be announced and recognized.
The public is invited and encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
ARMY BIOGRAPHY - MAJOR PATRICK G. EMMANUEL, U.S. ARMY
OBSERVANCE FOR WWII VETERAN, BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT AND LOCAL CENTENARIAN, PATRICK G. EMMANUEL
Biography: Colonel John S. Walsh, US Marine Corps
VMPF Announces Memorial Day Essay Contest
Veteran's Day Essay Contest 2017
2017 Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Veterans Day Essay/Art Contest
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VMPF Armed Forces Cleanup - Sept. 2017
USMC Aviation Memorial Service Pensacola 2017
HAU - Marine Aviation Night
HAU - Korean War Remembrance Night
Memorial Brick Dedication Ceremony
Commander Scott Moyer
Running for Her 5K
Foundation President's Message
Story of Sacrifice: Vietnam
Easter Sunrise at the Park
VMPF is Proud to Announce Wall Updates!