The City of Boca Raton Recreation Services Department will host a full week of events in honor of Memorial Day. These events are free and open to the public and in remembrance of all military personnel who died in service to the United States.
Monday, May 27 at 9 AM
Boca Raton Cemetery, 449 SW 4th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL
On Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m. “All Gave Some…Some Gave All,” a commemorative ceremony. It will feature veteran speakers, City officials, music by the Fort Lauderdale Highlanders, Coastmen Chorus, and Boca Raton High School Band, with drills by the Boca Raton High School NJROTC and the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guards.
Monday, May 27 at 7 PM
Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL
At 7 p.m., a free concert under the stars at will welcome the New Gardens Band with vocal accompaniment by Brandon Mills, conducted by Dwight Robert Roadman.
Blankets and chairs are welcome at this free event, and chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00 (free for Veterans).
There is limited free parking for Veterans in the lot adjacent to the amphitheater. No coolers or outside alcoholic beverages permitted. The event is rain or shine. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, May 29 at 12 PM
Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL
On Wednesday, May 29, the annual Military Intel Program will begin at 12 p.m.
Since November 2016, the Boca Raton Public Library’s Military Intel programs have provided veterans and their families with information about benefits, counseling, jobs and more. Veterans are welcome to explore and learn more about the many programs and benefits available to them.
Friday, May 31 at 6 PM
Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd., Boca Raton
The final event for the week, Yoga for Veterans, will take place at the B on Friday, May 31, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Unwind from the week with Connected Warriors, Inc., who empower service members, veterans, and their families worldwide through trauma-conscious yoga. Veterans and their families are invited to enjoy this free yoga class.
Support Our Soldiers
For all events, the City of Boca Raton is once again teaming up with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, a local non-profit, to offer an area where attendees can write a letter to a soldier and where goods may be donated to create “We Care” packages to be sent to deployed soldiers.
Needed items include:
- foil tuna packs
- individual packs nuts/dried fruits
- individual packs of drink mixes
- ramen noodles
- trail mix
- snack/breakfast bars
- oatmeal/grits packs
- hot chocolate
- microwaveable ravioli
- mac & cheese
- snack storage bags
- gallon storage bags
- scotch tape refills
- Q-tips tissues
- baby wipes
- lip balm/chapstick
- baby/foot powder
- insect repellent wipes
- tampons, bar soap
- dental floss
- hand sanitizer
- disposable razors
- and shave cream packets
For additional information, please call 561-367-7073, visit myboca.us/specialevents or Boca Raton Special Events on Facebook