UPDATE to Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.
Because of forecasted rain, the Veterans Day Ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 has been moved indoors to the American Legion Post 235, located at 105 Hollywood Boulevard NW, Fort Walton Beach.
This year's guest speaker is Brig. Gen. Jeffrey T. Geraghty, Commander of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base.
In addition to celebrating Veterans Day, this year’s event will also recognize Remembrance Day, a British holiday set aside in November to remember armed forces members who died in the line of duty. Participating in the ceremony will be British Royal Navy Commander Chris Wilcox, and members of his command and their families stationed at Eglin Air Force Base.
Members of Fort Walton Beach High School’s Junior ROTC program will provide color guard duties as well as place flags at the graves of the more than 1,800 veterans buried at the cemetery. As a reminder, the reading of the names of the departed will be done during the Memorial Day Ceremony in May 2024.