Thursday, June 21, 2018
Military News

Ceremony to dedicate memorial to Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

TAMPA — Veterans and military members killed in action during the Iraq war will be honored with a newly dedicated memorial Saturday at Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park.

The event will honor the 190 Floridians who were killed and the veterans who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

The dedication ceremony will include a motorcycle procession and a performance by singer Jason Wyatt. Speakers include Lt. Gen. John Mulholland of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe of U.S. Central Command, Hillsborough County officials and a representative from the American Gold Star Mothers Tampa Bay Chapter.

The ceremony unveiling the memorial begins at 3 p.m. at 3602 U.S. 301 N in Tampa and is preceded by the motorcycle procession at 2:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to arrive between 1 and 2 p.m. due to limited parking.

Music and refreshments will be provided.

Times staff

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