Memorial Day Remembrance at Rockefeller Gardens
- May 27, 2019
- Starting: 09:00 AM
- Venue: The Casements
- Location: The Casements
- Address: 25 Riverside Drive Ormond Beach, FL 32176
An estimated 1,000 men, women and children will gather at Rockefeller Gardens in loving memory of those whose supreme sacrifice protected privileges we still enjoy as a nation.
The debt can never be paid, but it is one that growing numbers of faithful citizens and visitors acknowledge each year through their presence at the Memorial Remembrance Services.
Whether a guest feels the awesome pride that is common at this gathering or feels a tear on their cheek as some do, the most meaningful tribute that can be paid on all we owe our fallen heroes is found in being among other caring citizens during the remembrance to honor those who years ago, or as recently as this very day, have made the supreme sacrifice.
Weeks of preparation by the volunteer Remembrance Committee each year has made this event increasingly popular and widely respected.
Dignity, respect and love describe the humility with which this annual program is presented.
The uncompromised purpose is to honor the selflessness and bravery with which over a million men and women throughout our history have laid down their lives for our freedom.
Symbols of liberty will overflow into every corner of the plaza as numerous military color guards and color corps enter and assume their positions at the center of activities. Additional groups, including Boy Scouts will join them.
Guest speaker for the 2019 event is Colonel Kimberley A. Ramos, United States Air Force, retired. Her last assignment was as the commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 157 located on the campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Upon arrival to Rockefeller Gardens, guests will have been given a carnation. Final tribute is rendered as they move forward in succession, to place their flower beside the memorial flame as a personal “thank you” to those who gave their all.
As the last flower is placed, we the free will have honored the fallen with love, humility and gratitude.
This annual Memorial Remembrance Service takes place at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 27, in Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive in Ormond Beach. Rockefeller Gardens is located adjacent to The Casements at the southeast corner of the Granada Bridge (SR40).
For more information, please call City of Ormond Beach, Leisure Services, at 386-676-3241.