Memorial Day Happenings Around Volusia And Flagler Counties

By on May 25, 2018 in Community Stories

Daytona Beach, FL – Below is a list of Memorial Day celebrations and remembrance services around Volusia and Flagler County.

Ormond Beach

Due to the inclement weather expected on Monday, May 28, the annual Memorial Remembrance Service at Rockefeller Gardens HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  Instead, an abbreviated service including a focal point of Laying of the Wreath and Tolling of the Bells will be held at the opening of the Patriot’s Day Concert on Sunday, May 27, 2:00 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center.

The guest speaker will be Captain Hugh Patrick Everly, Commanding Officer Embry-Riddle NROTC.  Captain Everly is a 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  He completed flight training in 1993 and is a 2012 graduate of the National War College.  After serving in many operations and positions around the world, he assumed command of the ERAU NROTC Unit in July 2016.

The Daytona Beach Concert Band will perform a special patriotic concert to honor our nation’s troops, veterans, and military families.  This is a free family-friendly community event open to the public.  The concert is a joint collaboration between the Ormond Beach Memorial Day Committee and Lohman Funeral Homes.

The Performing Arts Center is located at 399 North U.S. 1 and has a seating capacity of six hundred.

Port Orange

The City of Port Orange will hold their annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28th at 10am located at the City Center Veterans Park. The VFW Post 3282 will host the ceremony, which will feature a display of colors, speeches and a 21-gun salute.

New Smyrna Beach

The City of New Smyrna Beach along with the VFW Post #4250, American Legion Post #17, and American Veterans Post #2 will recognize Veterans at an annual ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at Brannon Civic Center and Riverside Park.

Weather permitting, a flyover by the Mavericks is scheduled for 11:15 a.m.

***Anyone interested in joining the motorcycle motorcade report to VFW Post #4250 by 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2018.

Additional contact: George Schramm, Senior Vice-Commander VFW Post #4250 (386) 451-8191

Palm Coast

On Monday, May 28, the City of Palm Coast will have a public Memorial Day Ceremony to remember the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. The Ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (1/2 mile west of the Flagler County Library). Parking is available along Corporate Drive and at the Library. In addition to the mayor, who will emcee the Ceremony, members of the City Council will attend the ceremony. Everyone in the community is encouraged to honor our armed forces by coming out for the Memorial Day Ceremony.

In case of rain, the program will be moved to Palm Coast Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive. For more information, contact Communications & Marketing Manager Cindi Lane at 386-986-3708 or


Join Flagler County at its Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, featuring American Legion State Commander Steve Shuga, who retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1995 after 20 years of service.

The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in front of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

The Memorial Day event is sponsored by the Flagler County Commission and the Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council. Veterans groups to participate include American Legion Post 115, Amvets Post 113, DAV Chapter 86, Marine Corps League 876, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Flagler County Veterans Service Office,  VFW Post 8696, and the Knights of Columbus 2264 Color Corps.


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