Memorial Day celebration is open to public
The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County will conduct its annual Memorial Day Celebration at 11 a.m. May 26 at the Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. Museum, 3602 N U.S. 301, Tampa. Colors will be presented by the U.S. Central Command Color Guard from MacDill Air Force Base.
For the 16th year, Charles Haugabrooks will perform a series of patriotic songs. Lt. Col. Cynthia Cook with CentCom, will be the keynote speaker. Frank Strom, managing director of the Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs Division, and Walt Raysick, president of the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, will also speak.
The Scottish American Military Society will conduct the POW/MIA Missing Man Remembrance Celebration, followed by a wreath presentation by the area Gold Star Wives, Mothers and Families to honor the fallen warriors and pay tribute to the Hillsborough County Fallen Heroes of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League will fire a rifle salute and play taps.
The Memorial Day Celebration is open to the public. Following the ceremony, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the site of the Iraq Veterans Memorial. For information, contact Walt Raysick at [email protected] or (813) 653-4924.