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Memorial Day events in Orlando area

May 25th, 2013 9:13 AM by Frank Ferrell

Here are several services and ceremonies happening throughout this holiday weekend.


Golf Tournament for Operation Giveback: 11 a.m.; Mayfair Country Club, 3536 Country Club Road, Sanford. Cost: $50 per player day of event. Details: 407-322-2531.

Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m.; American Legion Post 112, 4490 N. Goldenrod Road, Winter Park. Fleet Reserve and Sea Cadets will assist with ceremony. Details: 407-671-6404.

Ceremony and Flag Placement: 1 p.m. ; Taft Cemetery, 501 Landstreet Road, Orlando. Dorie Miller Memorial American Legion Post 331 will conduct ceremony and flag placements on veterans' graves. Details: 407-294-3548.

Memorial Day Service: 2:30 p.m.; Cpl. Larry E. Smedley Vietnam War Museum, 3400 N. Tanner Road, Orlando. Service will feature VFW Community Band, color guards, wreaths, JROTC units and Vietnamese community participation. Details: 321-279-0494.


Memorial Day Service: 8:30 a.m.; Veterans Memorial Park, 420 S. Park Ave., Winter Garden. Service will include Roll Call of Veterans, placement of wreaths and patriotic songs.

Memorial Day Service: 8:30 a.m.; Osceola Memory Gardens, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee. Osceola County Veterans Council and other groups will perform ceremony. Details: 407-957-2511.

Memorial Day Program: 10 a.m.; Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St., Oviedo. Music will be provided by Hagerty High School JROTC, Artie Hopkins and Jeff Evans playing bagpipes. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere will make presentation, and guest speaker will be Staff Sgt. Allan Jones. Details: 407-365-3255.

Orange County War Memorial Rededication Ceremony: 10 a.m. ; Orange County Courthouse, 425 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Veterans Advisory Council will honor Army Spc. Marcos A. Cintron, an Orange County resident who died while supporting Operation New Dawn. His name will be engraved on the Memory Wall.

Memorial Day Service: 10 a.m.; Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha. Service will feature Young Marines Color Guard, chorus, Scouts, flag parade, music by Orlando Concert Band and tolling of replica Liberty Bell in memory of the dead. Details: 407-293-1361.

Memorial Day Service: 10 a.m.; Greenwood Cemetery, 1603 Greenwood St., Orlando. American Legion Post 19 and Ladies Auxiliary will perform a traditional ceremony with wreath laying and Taps. Details: 407-246-2616.

Memorial Day Service: 10 a.m.; Veterans Memorial at corner of Campus and Celebration avenues, Celebration. Service will include flag ceremony by Scouts, Celebration Community Chorus performance and Armed Forces Salute. Details: 407-566-1200, Ext. 224.

Memorial Day Service: 10 a.m.; Mount Peace Cemetery, 755 E. 10th St., St. Cloud. Hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3227 to remember and honor those who gave their lives. Details: 407-892-6761.

Parade and Remembrance Ceremony: 10 a.m.; beginning at First Street in downtown Sanford and ending with ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 110 E. Seminole Blvd., Sanford. Hosted by Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 173. Details: 407-688-5120.

60th Anniversary of Korean War: Following Parade and Remembrance Ceremony; Sanford Civic Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd. Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 173, Department of Defense and Republic of Korea will furnish 60th anniversary certificates of appreciation to Korean War veterans and families of the deceased. Details: Chuck Travers, 407-252-0773.

Memorial Day Service: 11 a.m.; Longwood Memorial Gardens, 929 N. Grant St. Hosted by VFW Post 8207.

Memorial Day Service: 11 a.m. ; Glen Haven Memorial Park, 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park. Guest speakers include Winter Springs High School JROTC and music by VFW Post 2093 Community Band. Details: 407-647-1100.

Compiled by J. Rassel, Orlando Sentinel

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Posted by Frank Ferrell on May 25th, 2013 9:13 AM


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