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Parade & Ceremony Highlight Veterans Day

Photo: Brett Sayles

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.

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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
  • Welcome
  • Invocation
  • 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.