For Immediate Release
17 October 2019
SALUTING VETERANS FOR THEIR SELFLESS SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. VETERANS DAY CEREMONY – NOVEMBER 11, 2019
(VERO BEACH, FL) In honor of Veterans Day, the Veterans Council of Indian River County invites the community to attend a Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 8:45am on Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary in Vero Beach’s Riverside Park. This event is free to the public.
The Veterans Council of Indian River County is honored to have Major General Michael F. Fahey III, Commanding General, Marine Forces South, as this year’s speaker at the Veterans Day Ceremony. Major General Fahey began his military career in 1987 after graduating from the University of San Diego, California. His initial assignment following graduation from The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course, was to Third Battalion, Ninth Marines Camp Pendleton, California where he served as a rifle Platoon Commander, Weapons Platoon Commander, and Company Executive Officer. During his vast military career, Major Fahey has earned many prestigious awards and decorations such as the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Metal with Gold Star, Combat Action Ribbon with Gold Star and many, many more.
“The Veterans Council is proud to present the Veterans Day Ceremony to our community” said Jim Romanek, Executive Director of the Veterans Council. “Our veterans should never have to struggle alone. We want them to know that the Veterans Council is here working to provide programs to help our veterans thrive. We owe them so much more than our memories and we are here to celebrate them.”
The ceremony will include full military honors, with the Parade of the Colors by veteran groups, City of Vero Beach Police Department, Indian River County Sherriff’s Office, Indian River County Fire Rescue and numerous civic organizations. The Vero Beach High School Band will provide music throughout the ceremony and, “The Dolls” will be performing a patriotic set for the audience’s enjoyment.
The ceremony will start promptly at 9:00 am. Ample parking is available at Riverside Park, with the Veterans Council providing a complimentary shuttle to and from the overflow parking lot. Please remember to bring your lawn chair to enjoy this ceremony honoring our veterans.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.
Mission of Veterans Council of Indian River County:
To support all Indian River County veterans and their families while raising awareness of veteran’s needs and their contributions to society.
For more information about the Veterans Council of Indian River County, visit http://helpIRCvets.org or call (772) 410-5820