Jacksonville to Honor Fallen Heroes with Community Event

May 18, 2021  
memorial day remember and honor with American flag

The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department invites the community’s Gold Star families, veterans, active duty military and patriotic citizens to lay wreaths to honor Jacksonville’s fallen heroes. Following the posting of the colors at 10 a.m., staff will be present to assist families lay wreaths for their loved ones. Free parking is available in lots M and N.

WHEN:
May 22, 2021
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall
1145 E. Adams St. – 32202
 
On Monday, May 31, the City of Jacksonville will host a virtual Memorial Day Observance, to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to our country. 
 
The digital observance will be posted to the City of Jacksonville YouTube Channel and social media platforms at 8 a.m. The video will contain remarks from Mayor Lenny Curry, military leadership, musical selections from the Jacksonville Voices, Jacksonville Pipes & Drums, and more.
 
Filming took place at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Wall, a 65-foot long, black, granite monument that stands behind a torch with an eternal flame. It is the second largest memorial wall in the nation and the only wall to honor all six military branches. This year, two servicemen, Quinton Jones, U.S. Army, and Jason Recker, U.S. Navy, will be added to the 1,700 names of Jacksonville area American heroes.
 
About the City of Jacksonville: The City of Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the contiguous United States, serving approximately 900,000 residents. Located in Duval County, City of Jacksonville leadership includes the mayor and a 19-member City Council. To learn more about the City of Jacksonville, visit COJ.net.