Paying tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, cities across South Florida will be honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military at Memorial Day ceremonies.

The community is invited by cities, police departments and organizations to come together in commemorating our country’s fallen heroes with in-person and live-streamed events. Here are the Memorial Day events planned in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties:


Coconut Creek

The city of Coconut Creek and American Legion Post 170 are inviting members of the community to remember those who gave their lives to protect our freedom with a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park, 3550 Lyons Road, on Monday, May 31. Beginning at 9 a.m., city commissioners, dignitaries, guest speakers as well as the Coconut Creek Police Department Honor Guard will be in attendance.

Coral Springs

Commander Tom Melville will be the featured speaker for the Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd., at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 31. Veterans, families and friends of the surrounding communities will have the opportunity to purchase an engraved brick to be placed at Veterans Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Visit


The town of Davie and the Boy Scouts of America will host the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 31. The parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. and will step off from the Davie Fire Administration building, 6905 Orange Drive, then proceed east on Orange Drive to Southwest 65th Way, and then north to the Davie Arena at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4201 Rodeo Way. The ceremony is anticipated to begin at 11 a.m.

Fort Lauderdale

The city of Fort Lauderdale will be having a patriotic Memorial Day ceremony at Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery, 2001 SW Fourth Ave., on Monday, May 31. This year’s ceremony will feature an opening hymn, the national anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, a dove release, police pipe and drum corps, closing prayer and more. Beginning at 9 a.m., music for the event will be performed by the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds.


Led by Margate Mayor Arlene Schwartz, the free Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, 7044 NW First St., will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 31. Along with a surprise military keynote speaker, the ceremony will include the Memorial Day essay contest winners from elementary schools as well as Margate Police Department and Fire Department Honor Guards and Boy and Girl Scout troops.

North Lauderdale

From live musical performances to wreath-laying, the Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 at North Lauderdale Veterans Memorial, SW 71st Ave., will have plenty to offer the community. Parking for the event will be available at Carl Fusco Park, 4001 NW 62nd Ave., and Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd. The event will be broadcasted on the city of North Lauderdale’s Facebook page along with cable channels.


The city of Parkland will be hosting a Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 30 at the Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the 13th Army Band will perform a patriotic concert accompanied by food trucks. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The event will start at 5:30 p.m.

Pembroke Pines

Offering in-person and virtual opportunities, the city of Pembroke Pines is set to host a Memorial Day Observance Ceremony on Monday, May 31, beginning at 9 a.m. Donnith Fletcher Park, 7900 Johnson St., will be home to the in-person ceremony, while residents can also view the event live-streamed through the city’s Instagram and Facebook platforms. There also will be a Presentation of Colors by the Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Honor Guard.


Join the city of Plantation’s elected officials and dignitaries in a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31 at Veterans Park, 1776 Lauderdale West Drive. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the event will also be live-streamed on the city’s Facebook page.


There will be a tribute in honor of the U.S. military personnel who lost their lives to secure our freedom from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 31 at the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater, 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd. The ceremony will feature a wreath placement, bagpipes, speakers and the presentation of colors. Call 954- 746-3670.


The city of Tamarac will have a Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., on Monday, May 31. The free ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. This year’s ceremony will include a Presentation of Colors by the Tamarac Fire Rescue Honor Guard, the national anthem sung by Chantal Deshaies, and a keynote speech by Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin S. Sorensen, who is currently a department head for a Navy Reserve unit at U.S. Southern Command. Face masks and social distancing required.

Palm Beach

Boca Raton

At 9 a.m. Monday, May 31, the city of Boca Raton Recreation Services Department will host a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor America’s fallen war heroes. The “All Gave Some… Some Gave All” ceremony will feature special messages from Mayor Scott Singer and veteran organization leaders. Residents can watch the commemorative ceremony, which will be recorded and available on the city’s website and YouTube channelBoca Raton Recreation Facebook page and local television: Comcast Xfinity - Ch. 20; Hotwire - Ch. 395 and AT&T U-Verse - Ch. 99.

West Boca

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10556 will present its annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Memorial Park, 9400 W. Palmetto Park Road, on Monday, May 31. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the ceremony will honor the fallen with a procession of colors, guest speakers and patriotic music. Also coordinated by the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department/Special Event Section, the ceremony is sponsored by Palm Beach County, Grimes Events and Party Tents and Professional Concessions, Inc. A live stream of the program will air on the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page.

Boynton Beach

Join veterans on Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m. for a Memorial Day Ceremony at Boynton Beach Memorial Park, 1611 S. Seacrest Blvd.


Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is inviting members of the community to attend the 16th annual “A Day to Remember” Memorial Day Service at Palm Beach Memorial Park, 3691 Seacrest Blvd., on Monday. May 31. The Master of Ceremonies will be Jim Sackett — a veteran and former newscaster — while the keynote speaker will be Col. Eileen Watson, U.S. Army (Ret.). The “Greetings from the Military” will be led by Lt. Cmdr. Thea Lopez. The service will begin at 11:50 a.m. There will be free food and beverages immediately following the service.

North Palm Beach

In honor of Memorial Day, the Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts, 115 U.S. Highway 1, will be bringing to life Tim O’Brien’s award-winning book “The Things They Carried.” Teaming up with Kay-Squared Productions, the one-man play — starring Kenneth Kay — is scheduled for May 20-23 and May 27-30. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $20 and veteran tickets are available for $15. For tickets, call 561-743-9955. Visit

Royal Palm Beach

Hosted by the city of Royal Palm Beach, the Veterans Park Amphitheater, 1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., will be the site of a Memorial Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 31.


A Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial, 11848 Forest Hill Blvd., on Monday, May 31, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Spearheaded by the city of Wellington and the American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Wellington Post 390, the ceremony will be followed by a Gold Star Memorial Dedication sponsored by the Wellington Garden Club. Gold Star Families is a nonprofit organization providing support to those who have lost a loved one in service, offering honor, hope and healing through remembering fallen heroes.



The Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53rd St. Suite #106, will be having a red, white and blue celebration from Saturday, May 29 through Sunday, May 30. The Red, White and Blue Bootcamp with Sweat 440 is at 10 a.m. May 29 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. At 8 p.m. May 29, the Doral Yard will welcome Sintonia, an ensemble of the 13th Army Band musicians, playing patriotic music. The Memorial Day slate of event for the Doral Yard will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 with all-American Rock-N-Roll bank, Brothers of Others at the Yard.

Miami Beach

The Hyundai Air and Sea Show will return to the shores of Miami Beach (11th to 14th streets) from Saturday, May 29 through Sunday, May 30. Showcasing technology and equipment from all five branches of the military as well as police officers and firefighters, the two-day event will feature extreme water sports, an action zone, a military display village and more. The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Article By: Brett Shweky & Kari Barnett of South Florida Community News

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