Media Release

Memorial Day Ceremony

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:35 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Veteran Services Office invites citizens to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 30, 2011, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Forrest Meadows Cemetery East (3700 SE Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville).

This year’s theme is, “Honoring our Fire Rescue Veterans.”  Forest Meadows Funeral Home and the Department of Veteran Affairs host this community event.  It will feature participation by various groups including; Alachua County and the City of Gainesville Fire Rescue, Young Marines, students of Buchholz High School, and others.  A static display of fire and rescue equipment, a special display of war time history as well as various veterans’ organizations displays will available to the public in honor of our war dead.  The ceremony will be followed by a picnic on the grounds.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Office of Veteran Services at 352-264-6740.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).