Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Veterans Park to host varied events in September

A number of events honoring those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as a recognition of prisoners of war and missing in action are scheduled this month at the Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Veterans Museum, 3602 US 301 N.

Here's a breakdown.

RemembraNce Ride: AMVETS Post 44 holds its fifth annual Remembrance Ride and Patriots Day event Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

All rides end at Veterans Memorial Park but begin at five distinct starting points: James A. Haley VA Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa; Quaker Steak & Lube, 10400 49th St. N., Clearwater; AMVETS Post 301, 2443 US 301 N, Ellenton; AMVETS Post 9, 14540, Black Lake Road, Odessa; Lakeland Harley-Davidson, 4202 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland.

Events at the park will include live music from Soul N Tension.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. at all starting points and the charge is $15 for riders and $10 for passengers (includes meal and raffle ticket).

Proceeds benefit Haley Hospital Recreational Services and local first responders.

For more information, call (813) 810-5001 or email rkjkski@hotmail.com.

Patriots Day: The Hillsborough County Veterans Council will conduct a Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. Keynote speakers will include Thernell (Chip) Shields of Hillsborough Fire Rescue, Yngrid Garcia, whose sister Marilyn del Carmen Garcia died in the World Trade Center; and Sen. Ronda Storms. The Tampa Bay Fireman's Piper Band will perform. For more information call Mary Ellen Harlan at (813) 245-5261.

POW Ceremony: The Hillsborough County Veterans Council will conduct a POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Veterans Memorial Park. Former prisoners of war will be featured guest speakers. The Men's Auxiliary, VFW Post 8108 and Marine Corps League Detachment 1226 from Riverview will also participate.

For more information, contact council president Walt Raysick at (813) 653-4924 or wraysick@verizon.net.

Times staff

Veterans Park to host varied events in September 09/01/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 1, 2012 4:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Here kitty, kitty ...

    Blogs

    In a toned down version of the annual rookie dress-up day based on MLB's new anti-hazing policy, Rays rookie players and staff - plus second-year LHP Blake Snell - donned DJ Kitty onesies for the trip to New York.

    Rays rookie players and staff - joined here by Alex Colome - sporting their DJ Kitty onesies before the flight to New York.
  2. Pasco residents affected by Irma invited to town hall meeting

    Local Government

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Representatives from Pasco County Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will play host to a town hall-style meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the first-floor boardroom of the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey

    Sandra Cunningham assesses the damage a water oak did to her Church Avenue home when it crashed into her bedroom roof during Hurricane Irma.
  3. Lightning's Nikita Kucherov has a lot to say — about moving on to a much better season

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Nikita Kucherov sits back in his stall and smiles.

    Laughs a little, too.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) prepares for a faceoff during the first period of Friday's  (9/22/17) preseason game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  4. Clearwater man shot, seriously injured

    Crime

    CLEARWATER — A shooting Sunday morning in unincorporated Clearwater left one man seriously injured, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

  5. Mother of double amputee Ireland Nugent to lose her own lower right leg

    Human Interest

    Ever since Ireland Nugent lost both her lower legs in a lawn-mowing accident five years ago, the Clearwater girl has inspired her mother, Nicole Del Corpo-Nugent, with the courage she has shown in overcoming the tragedy.

    Nicole Del Corpo-Nugent, left, looked on as her daughter Ireland threw out the first pitch when the Tampa Bay Rays played the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field on June 22, 2014. Jerry Nugent held his daughter for the pitch. Now Nicole Del Corpo-Nugent is facing surgery to amputate her own lower right leg due to a rare infection. WILL VRAGOVIC  |  Times (2014)