There’s more to Memorial Day in Brevard County than celebrating an extra day off to sunbathe at the beach or do some sale-inspired shopping. Why not celebrate your freedom by supporting local organizations and participating in some fun family activities. Or even better, why not honor our fallen soldiers and pay tribute to our veterans by attending one of the many Space Coast Memorial Day events happening this weekend. There are a lot to choose from.
Brevard County Memorial Day Weekend Events
Police Memorial Day Service
Police Hall of Fame, Titusville
Fri. May 25, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A traditional law enforcement service. Free and open to the public.
More info: (321) 264-0911
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum Open House
6600 Tico Road, Titusville
Sat. May 26 – Mon. May 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Featuring low fly-bys, exhibits, classic cars and prize giveaways.
Free for active/retired military and Florida residents.
Second Annual City of Rockledge Memorial Day Parade
McLarty Stadium, Rockledge
Mon. May 28, 2 p.m.
Parade begins at the stadium and proceeds west down Barton Blvd. to McLarty Park. Ceremony to follow.
For more information: www.cityofrockledge.org
Melbourne Memorial Day Parade
Intersection of S. Helen Street and E. New Haven Ave., Downtown Melbourne
Mon. May 28, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Travels east on E. New Haven Ave. and ends at Depot Drive.
For more information: (321) 723-6974
Memorial Day Ceremony
Riverfront Park, Cocoa Village
Mon. May 28, 9:30 a.m.
Honor the fallen with flag-folding ceremony, the playing of taps, a moment of silence and more.
For more information: (321) 639-3500 or www.cocoafl.org.
Museum Memorial Day Celebration
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, Melbourne
Mon. May 28, 11 a.m.
Witness the massing of the colors and enjoy music by the Melbourne Municipal Band.
For more information: (321) 727-1776 or www.honoramerica.org.
Other Brevard County events happening this weekend include the Dinosaur Family Adventure Saturday Night at the Brevard Zoo and the Space Coast International Surf Fishing Tournament. There’s also the awesome-sounding Customer Appreciation Day Picnic at River Rocks and Space Coast Pride 2012 at Wickham Park.
And remember, if you do nothing else this weekend, be sure to thank a veteran or the family of a fallen soldier for their sacrifices! And drive safely!