BOCA RATON, FL – October 17, 2019 – In commemoration of Veterans Day and in recognition of all military personnel who have served this country, the City of Boca Raton will host a Veterans Day Observance "Honoring All Who Served" on Monday, November 11 with two special events FREE and open to the public.
The morning event, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. will take place at Countess de Hoernle Park, 1000 Spanish River Boulevard, will include a Veteran Resource Fair will be open to the public featuring a dozen veteran resource organizations providing veterans and their families with information to both assist with and alleviate common challenges often encountered after military service. A free breakfast from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. is also being offered for veterans in uniform or presenting military ID. There is a $5 suggested donation for all others wishing to dine.
The official ceremony will include a presentation of commemorative City medallions to all veterans in attendance in appreciation of their service. A musical processional will be performed by the Ft Lauderdale Highlanders, the Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC, and the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guards, with a musical performance by the Boca Raton Community High School Band.
In the evening, a special concert, “An American Tribute,” will be presented by the Florida Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Kyle Prescott from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, in Downtown Boca.
Blankets and chairs are welcome at this free concert, and chairs will also be available to rent. There is limited, free parking for Veterans in the lot adjacent to the amphitheater. Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the venue. No coolers or outside alcoholic beverages permitted. The event is rain or shine.
Once again at both events, the City of Boca Raton is teaming up with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach to include an area where attendees can write a letter to a soldier and where goods may be donated to create “We Care” packages to be sent to deployed soldiers.
For a detailed list of care package items accepted and more information on these events, please visit www.myboca.us/specialevents.