Pembroke Pines, FL ( November 3, 2021) - Please join The City of Pembroke Pines for the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Pembroke Pines Memorial Park, located at 601 City Center Way in Pembroke Pines on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from noon until 2:00 p.m. The event is free and everybody is cordially invited to attend.
The observance honors both men and women of the United States Military, both past and present that courageously served in the United States Armed Forces. The ceremony will include the presentation of colors by the Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Department Honor Guards, guest speakers from multiple US Military Services, comments from City Officials, musical performances and much more.
Additionally, Commemorative bricks paying tribute to the United States Military Veterans and loved ones will once again be available for purchase. You can put a personal message on each brick for the one that holds a special place in your heart. The bricks are mounted at the base of the Pembroke Pines Veterans Memorial. For more information about Memorial Bricks please contact the Recreation Office at the Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center at 954-431-4144.
Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Lastly, the City of Pembroke Pines encourages the wearing of face coverings and social distancing to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
For more information regarding the Veterans Day Ceremony, please contact the City of Pembroke Pines Special Events Division at 954-392-2116 or visit www.ppines.com/specialevents
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