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Upcoming Memorial Day Ceremony

Press release from Alachua County

Alachua County Veteran Services Division, in collaboration with the City of Gainesville, Evergreen Cemetery, and Milam Funeral Homes, is hosting the 2022 Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at Evergreen Cemetery (401 S.E. 21st Avenue, Gainesville) at 11 a.m. The Memorial Day Ceremony is free and open to the public. The event honors and remembers veterans and military service members who lost their lives in service to our nation.

This ceremony features multiple patriotic presentations, the Presentation of Colors, an American flag ceremony, and musical tributes, as well as inspirational words from area leaders. A free lunch will be available thanks to Milam Funeral Homes.

“Our nation has lost millions of Americans in service to our nation, and their loss has been much of the price paid for our freedom and safety,” said Alachua County Veteran Service Director Kim Davis. “Coming to this ceremony has a powerful impact on surviving veterans as they see that our community truly appreciates the service we have given.”