Memorial Day ceremonies, parades, events, honor our fallen military

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(WFLA) – Many ceremonies, parades and events are scheduled this weekend to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country.

Here’s a listing of events this weekend. Know of an event not listed below? Email us at

1. Florida National Cemetery Memorial Ceremony in Bushnell

When: Monday at 11 a.m.
The Florida National Cemetery will hold its memorial ceremony in the assembly area Monday morning. Storm Team 8 chief meteorologist Steve Jerve will emcee the ceremony. The Florida National Cemetery is located at 6502 S.W. 102nd Bushnell. Get the details

2. Honor our Heroes 5k run in Oldsmar
When: Saturday at 8 a.m.
Kick off your weekend by honoring our veterans by running a race in the city of Oldsmar. The event is partnered with VIP Warriors, a local non-profit that provides equipment for military veterans who need assistance. Get the details

3. Sarasota Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday at 10 a.m.
The parade will begin at Main Street and Osprey Avenue in Sarasota. The parade will pay tribute to the Battle of Midway Veterans, as the 75th anniversary of the battle will be recognized. Get the details

4. Sarasota Concert Band Annual Memorial Day Concert
The band will play pieces dedicated to various branches of the military. The event begins at noon and goes until 5 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on site at the Phillippi Estate Park. Get the details

5. ‘A Tribute to Heroes’ Memorial Day Parade in Lakewood Ranch
When: Sunday at 7 p.m.
Main street will be lined with bands, choir groups, drum lines and floats. Festivities carry on before and after the parade. Get the details

6. Memorial Day Ceremony at Veteran’s National Park in Bradenton
When: Monday at 8 a.m.
The Manatee County Veteran’s Council presents the ceremony, located directly behind the Manatee Memorial Hospital. Get the details

7. Rowdies Military Appreciation Night
When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Join the Rowdies for their game against the Saint Louis FC on Saturday. Tickets are $11 for military personnel and there will be a pregame WWII aircraft flyover. Get the details

8. Memorial Day Sunset Ceremony in Largo
When: Monday at 7 p.m.
The free event features a keynote speaker and a wreath presentation at Largo Center Park. Get the details

9. City of Tampa Aquatics schedule begins
When: Sunday, Monday with swim hours from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Summer aquatics programs begin citywide on Sunday. Spicola, Williams, MLK and Copeland public pools will also open on Sunday. Get the details

10. Seasonal pools open in St. Petersburg
When: Saturday
Six seasonal pools open in St. Pete this weekend, including Childs Park Pool and Shore Acres pool. Get the details

11. Military get free admission to Crayola Experience
When: Friday through Monday
Active, veteran and retired military personnel receive free information to the Crayola Experience in Orlando this weekend. Immediate family will receive 50% general admission as well. Get the details

12. Military personnel ride free on Pirate Water Taxi
When: Monday
Military members can ride free on the water taxi Monday with the purchase of one full-paid adult or child ticket. Get the details

13. Free admission to Tampa Bay History Center for military personnel
When: Monday through Labor Day
The Tampa Bay History Center joins the Blue Star Museums Program to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families. Get the details

14. Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance hosts Memorial Day ceremony in Clearwater
When: Sunday
The Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance is hosting its annual Memorial Day ceremony at Florida Veterans Memorial Plaza at Crest Lake Park on Sunday. Get the details

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Have a safe and happy weekend.


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