The Gulf Coast Honors Veterans Day
Veterans Day is upon us this weekend, and Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches have some events planned to celebrate this national holiday. We hope you join us to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and sacrificed for our country’s freedoms. Here’s a glimpse of what’s going on this weekend.
Veterans Boat Parade in Madeira Beach
Madeira Beach hosts a Veterans Boat Parade on Saturday, November 10. Their are various locations throughout the area to view the parade including: American Legion Post 273, Madeira Park, Holiday Isle Elks Lodge, John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, Scully’s/The Hut, and Gators on the Pass. This day parade has opening ceremonies beginning at 11a.m. at the American Legion Post 273 in Madeira Beach. From there, the skippers parade their patriotically colored and decorated boats throughout the local waters. After the parade, participants enjoy lunch compliments of Scully’s.
On Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30-8:00p.m. at the American Legion Post, donations are presented to local veterans’ organizations and the evening wraps up with an awards ceremony and a slideshow presentation of the boat parade.
Veterans Day Ceremony at Largo Central Park
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Known for its intimate ceremony, the city of Largo celebrates Veterans Day at the Military Court of Honor at Largo Central Park on Sunday, November 11 at 7p.m. The ceremony includes a keynote speaker, color guard presentation, and music by the Florida Fan Fare Brass.Come out in support of our veterans and catch a nice sunset while you enjoy the ceremony.
Stay for the Veterans Day Weekend or Longer
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We hope to see you on our beaches and in our towns over the Veterans Day holiday weekend and beyond! Stroll on our beautiful beaches, dine in our lovely waterfront restaurants, spend a night (or two, or three) on the town, and do some early holiday shopping all right here on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Don’t forget that there are Gulf Coast vacation rentals available in Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores. They are perfect for a beach getaway and convenient to all of the places you want to be while you’re vacationing here.
Thank a Veteran
No matter where you may be this weekend, if you get the opportunity to thank a veteran for his or her service, please do! We will do the same. Enjoy the holiday and a heartfelt thank you to all those who are serving or have served our country. We appreciate your service and sacrifice.