Memorial Day Ceremony At S.F. National Cemetery

The South Florida National Cemetery and the Palm Beach County Veterans Committee will hold their 2023 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m. at the cemetery, located at 6501 S. State Road 7 in suburban Lake Worth.

Parking will be in the Target parking lot north of the cemetery at 5900 SR 7, starting at 8 a.m. There is no parking along SR 7 or inside the cemetery except by special pass.

Buses from the Veterans Administration will transport guests to the cemetery and return them to their vehicles following the ceremony. Guests should arrive prior to 9:30 a.m.

The South Florida National Cemetery will host a solemn Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony, accompanied by speeches, a moment of silence and the playing of “Taps.” Keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Jeffrey A. Garten, served for 34 years in multiple posts and 30 years as a sergeant with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently serving as the Patriot Guard Riders-FL assistant state captain for District 6. The ceremony will also include music by Larry Oberman and flyovers by various aircraft.

The ceremony is organized by the Palm Beach County Veterans Committee and supported by the Palm Beach and Miami VA Medical and Health Care Centers.


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