News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/5/2021 11:18:00 AM to 11/13/2021 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: November 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Veterans Day events in Santa Rosa County

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

Veterans Memorial Plaza, Milton

9 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 Santa Rosa County Commission Vice Chairman Bob Cole, District 2
  • Presentation of colors by Milton High School NJROTC
  • Invocation by NAS Whiting Field Chaplain
  • National anthem by Milton High School Choir
  • Post of colors by Milton High School NJROTC
  • America the Beautiful by Milton High School Choir
  • Proclamations by City of Milton Mayor Heather Lindsay or City Manager Randy Jorgenson and Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole, District 2
  • Keynote Speakers - CO Captain Paul Flores, NAS Whiting Field and Dustin Tuller, Staff Sergeant, US Army, retired
  • Laying of the wreaths - veterans organizations
  • Taps - Milton High School Band
  • Benediction - Pastor Jim Liberacki, East Side Baptist Church

Immediately following ceremony - 4H Cookout (donations accepted)


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


Navarre Park, Navarre

11:00 a.m. - Ceremony at Navarre Park - presented by local veteran's organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11367 and American Legion Post 382. Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech will present the Veterans Day proclamation. After the ceremony, the Navarre American Legion Post 382 will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs.

VFW Post 4407, Gulf Breeze/Midway

11:00 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. Santa Rosa County District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright will present the Veterans Day proclamation.

Holiday Closures

The following Santa Rosa County offices will be closed Thurs., Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day

  • Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners including the library system and animal shelter.
    • The Central Landfill will be open Thurs., Nov. 11  from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • 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 
#     #     #

Facebook Twitter Email