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    Memorial Day Program At South Florida National Cemetary

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    What: A Memorial Day Program to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.

    Who: Welcome Remarks & Keynote Speaker: Mr. James Mitchum, SFNC Director; Commander (Retired) US Navy (Gene) Fred Dibiase, Guest Speaker

    When: May 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Where: South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S State Road 7, Lake Worth, Florida 33449

    Free Parking and Shuttle Service to and from the cemetery located at Target and Winfield Solutions.

    Contact: James Mitchum, Director; Amy Pena, Administrative Officer – (561) 649-6489

     

    Background: Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 29 in 2017).

    Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

    VA operates 135 national cemeteries, one national Veterans burial ground and 33 soldiers’ lots, and numerous monument sites in 40 states and Puerto Rico. More than 4 million Americans, including Veterans of every war and conflict, are buried in VA’s national cemeteries. VA also provides funding to establish, expand, improve, and maintain 95 Veterans cemeteries in 45 states and territories including tribal trust lands, Guam, and Saipan. For Veterans not buried in a VA national cemetery, VA provides headstones, markers or medallions to commemorate their service. In 2015, VA honored more than 356,000 Veterans and their loved ones with memorial benefits in national, state, tribal and private cemeteries.

    Information on VA burial benefits can be obtained from local national cemetery offices, from the Internet at www.cem.va.gov, or by calling VA regional offices toll-free at 800-827-1000. To make burial arrangements at any open VA national cemetery at the time of need, call the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 800-535-1117.

    Come and celebrate with us on Memorial Day as we remember all the men and women that have served in the Armed Forces Defending America. Please bring water or other non-alcoholic drinks, light snack, an umbrella and fold up chair for your convenience.

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