A Song You Need to Hear This Memorial Day Weekend - Sunshine State
A Song that Perfectly Describes What Memorial Day Weekend is All About, Sunshine State, by Florida's JJ McCoy. It will bring a tear to your eye, if not more
Thinking about ALL of our HEROES, This Weekend, and each and every day.
Listen to it below...
Memorial Day Events in Manatee and Sarasota Counties Honoring the Fallen
National Moment Of Remembrance: Every year, a national moment of remembrance is held at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.
The midday time was chosen "because it is the time when many Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday," according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Manatee & Sarasota County Memorial Day Events, being held on "Memorial Day, May 30th, 2022.
City of Sarasota Memorial Day Parade:
Everything You Need To Know
A longstanding tradition in the community, the Memorial Day Parade in Sarasota will kick off at 10 a.m. Monday..
According to city organizers, this year's theme is "All Gave Some. Some Gave All." The parade will feature the Sarasota Military Academy band, veterans' organizations, local dignitaries, public safety agencies and more.
The parade starts at Main Street and Osprey Avenue. It will travel down Main Street to Gulfstream Avenue, where a remembrance ceremony will be held in Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park at approximately 11 a.m.
Due to the parade occurring on Main Street, the Bay Runner, the city's free trolley service, will offer modified service starting at 8 a.m. from South Lido at Ted Sperling Park to the Ringling Boulevard — Palm Avenue intersection.
Manatee County Veterans Council - Memorial Day service
The Manatee County Veterans Council plans a Memorial Day service starting at 9 a.m. May 30 at Veterans Park, behind Manatee Memorial Hospital and across the street from the Bradenton Riverwalk.
Navy retired Commander Donna Fournier will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. Fournier served 26 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence Program.
She researched, wrote, and edited a history, Women Serving the Military in America’s Defense, available at the Bradenton downtown library. She lives in Bradenton with her husband, Neil Moore, a Vietnam combat Marine.
City of Anna Maria’s 7th Annual Memorial Day Symphony Salute
The City of Anna Maria’s 7th Annual Memorial Day Symphony Salute is set for 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. May 30.
The Anna Maria Island Concert Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Murphy, will have more than 30 pieces, the largest yet, and play patriotic songs for more than an hour.
There’s also a special veteran and veteran’s spouse recognition ceremony, along with the USMC honor guard presenting the colors and a Coast Guard flyover, weather permitting.
It’s an outdoor event on the waterfront at the City Pier Park, 100 North Bay Drive in Anna Maria.
The public is invited.
Sarasota National Cemetery’s Memorial Day Tribute
Guest speaker is retired Marine Veteran and State Representative Fiona McFarland. Performance by the Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble.
Monday, May 30, 5 PM .
The Sarasota National Cemetery is located on Clark Rd, approximately, 4 Miles east of I-75.
Sarasota - Annual Memorial Day Concert
Monday, May 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Phillippi Estate Park
5500 Tamiami Trail South
Sarasota, FL 34231
Please join us for our annual Memorial Day Concert at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 Tamiami Trail.
We will be honoring all branches of the military with a great concert with a special vocalist.
The Nokomis Boy Scout Troop 1001 will present Colors.
The concert will include many of your favorite patriotic songs as wells as familiar show tunes.
Please bring a lawn chair, blanket and snacks or you can buy something from the vendors on site.
Areas in the park are marked and designated for social distancing.
This event is free to the public.
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