Three Veterans Day events will take place in Santa Rosa County on Fri., Nov. 11. Activities are as follows:

Veterans Memorial Plaza, Milton

9:30 a.m. – Parade begins at Milton High School and ends at the Veterans Memorial Plaza, 5191 Willing Street in Milton.

11 a.m. – Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Milton

  • Welcome from Daniel Powers
  • Presentation of colors by Milton High School NJROTC
  • Invocation
  • National anthem by Milton High School Choir
  • Post of colors by Milton High School NJROTC
  • Proclamations by City of Milton Mayor Heather Lindsay and Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole, District 2
  • Keynote Speaker – Lt. Commander David Rozanek, Command Chaplain, NAS Whiting Field
  • Laying of the wreaths – veterans organizations
  • Taps – Milton High School Band
  • Benediction

Immediately following ceremony – 4H Cookout (donations accepted)

Santa Rosa County 4-H along with Walmart would like to invite all Veterans and their families to enjoy a Veteran’s Day Cookout this Friday at the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza. Hotdogs and Hamburgers will be served at 12 p.m. The cookout is free to veteran’s and their families. Not a veteran? Come enjoy the cookout and support veteran’s with a small donation.

In the event of inclement weather, the parade and ceremony will be cancelled.

Navarre Park, Navarre

11 a.m. – Ceremony at Navarre Park, 8513 Navarre Parkway in Navarre – presented by local veteran’s organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11367. Santa Rosa County District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright will present the Veterans Day proclamation.

VFW Post 4407, Gulf Breeze/Midway

11 a.m. – Ceremony at VFW Post 4407, 1783 Abercrombie Road in Gulf Breeze – presented by local veteran’s organization Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407. The USAF honor guard will be present. A lunch will follow the ceremony.

Veterans Day office closures reminder

The following Santa Rosa County offices will be closed Fri., Nov. 11 for Veterans Day:

  • Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners including the library system and animal shelter.
  • The library system will also be closed Sat., Nov. 12.
  • The central landfill will be open.
  • Santa Rosa County 9-1-1 dispatch, Lifeguard Ambulance Service and fire departments are open daily.
  • Santa Rosa County Clerk of the Court
  • Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser
  • Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections
  • Santa Rosa County Tax Collector