Happenings: Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on 26 May 2011 by LeslieM

Deerfield Beach

May 30

9:30 or 10 a.m. Ceremony at Deerfield Beach Memorial Cemetery, 380 NE 6 Ave., Deerfield Beach, 33441.

10 or 10:30 a.m. Flag/ Wreath Ceremony, International Fishing Pier, Deerfield Beach, 33441. Hosted by American Legion Post #162 and Glenn Miller Post #287. Two WWII Navy Veterans – Pearl Harbor survivor Eddie Hammond, and Jack Murphy — do wreath toss. Also, 21-gun salute.

11 a.m. or 12 p.m. Public welcome at American Legion Post 162, 820 SE 8 Ave., Deerfield Beach, 33441, for hamburgers, hotdogs. Entertainment: Eddie Handel. 561-213-5831.


Boca Raton

Friday, May 27

7 p.m. The Meaning of Memorial Day, Olympic Heights High School, 20101 Lyons Rd., Boca Raton, 33434. Benefitting Olympics Heights Music Dept. Features 15-piece Big Band performing music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey. $20 (free 3 p.m. performance for students with I.D.) 561-852-6900.


Sunday, May 29

7:30 p.m. Boca Ballet Theater presentation. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 33432. Bring blanket/ chair or buy for nominal fee. 561-393-7827. www.myboca.us/rec/specialevents.


Monday, May 30

9 a.m. Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony, Boca Raton Cemetery, 449 SW 4 Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33486. Veteran’s groups, city officials, music by Ft. Lauderdale Highlanders, Boca Raton Community High School Band, Coastmen Chorus, drills by Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC and New Young Patriots. FREE. 561-393-7827.

Free admission at Boca Raton Museum of Art for active duty military personnel and their immediate family members (up to 5) from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011. Bring military ID. 561-392-2500 or www.bocamuseum.org.


Pompano Beach

Monday, May 30

10 a.m. (assemble at this time), Parade, McNab Park, 2250 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, 33062, followed by ceremony, Pompano Beach Cemetery, 400 SE 23 Ave., Pompano Beach, 33062


Save the Date: Friday, June 3

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Honor Our Troops, Pompano Beach Citi Centre, 1955-201 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, 33062. Hosted by Chapter 133 of the Disabled American Veterans. Features classic car and motorcycle show, live concert and auctions. Funds raised will allow more than 20 members of Chapter 133 to visit the war monuments in Washington D.C.


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