Veterans Day is set aside to honor and celebrate the lives and sacrifices of Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. A Veterans Day Parade will start at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11 at the corner of Spring & Main and ends at Veterans Memorial Park at 10:30 AM.
Immediately following the parade, a ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. The Honorable Gary Bergosh will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 Veterans Day Ceremony entitled Celebration of Service through Art, Music, & Laughter.
In keeping with tradition, The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola invites active-duty military personnel, veterans, families, and all community members to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Park.
Exhibits open at 9 a.m. and the ceremony starts at 11 a.m.
There will also be exhibitors, food trucks, and music.
Exhibits open at 9 a.m. with the ceremony commencing at 11 a.m. A schedule of events is as follows:
- 0900 Exhibits Open
- 1030 Blue Anchor Bells
- 1100 Ceremony Commencement
- Bells Toll
- God Bless America by the Massed High School Band
- McGuires Pipes & Drums
- Color Guard & National Anthem
- Annual Bud Day Award
- Key Note Speaker – Hon. Gary Bergosh, LtCol. USMC Ret.
- 12:00 Closing remarks & thank you
Veterans Memorial Park is located at 200 S. 10th Avenue in Pensacola.
At 2:00 p.m. the same day, a Veterans Day Parade will be held on Pensacola Beach. The parade will end by 4:00 p.m. It will start at Avenue 10 and end at Casino Beach.