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UNOFFICIAL VMC BREVARD VETERANS EVENTS CALENDAR - SEPTEMBER 2022 & BEYOND

09/09/2022

Labor Day is over and veteran related events are booming.  We are sending the calendar out early this time because many events in September have been added the last couple weeks.  Please help us spread the word and contact us if you have more future events to advertise all over Brevard.  This calendar is now carried each month in five printed media sources so the word will get around.

Contact VMC for any additions or other information.  

NOTE: Some Events Change in between our monthly mailing of the VMC Calendar. Keep up to date with those changes using our web link: https://veteransmemorialcenter.org/other-veterans-events/ 

10 Sep —  Remembering 9/11 Ceremony with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra  at  The Scott Center of Holy Trinity Church and School at 1900 Hours.  The school is located at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Melbourne along side the Pineda Causeway near Wickham.  

   

11 Sep —  Remembering 9/11, 21 Years Later :  Honoring The Fallen on that Day and those who fell later as a result of exposure to hazardous materials from those attacks;   as well as  those who went to the fight for over 20 years thereafter.  VMC Center, Outdoor Ceremony 1600-1800.  

16 Sep —  Veterans Appreciation and Ceremony Night at Viera HS Football field.  Located on Stadium Parkway in Viera this Friday Night Football game will allow veterans to get in free and join forces on the field at halftime.  Early briefings at 1830 and the game starts at 1900.  Contact Donn Weaver, 757-871-6576 or the High School for more information.  

17 Sep —  Unveiling and Dedication of America’s Monument to Fallen Allies in the VMC Gray Hall and Plaza 1000- 1230 hours.

17 Sep — Seminar 1300 - 1700 VMC Gray Hall to inform rising High School Juniors about the admissions process for US military academies and College ROTC scholarships.  Sponsored by MOAACC Good Deeds Foundation.  Contact Donn Weaver, VMC and GDF (757-871-6576) for more information. 

21-25 Sep —  Slow Pitch World Military Softball Tournament at Space Coast Stadium in Viera Daily.  Includes the USA Patriots Warrior Team,  back on the Space Coast after two years away.  Veterans and families and the public are encouraged to attend games running every day to support over 100 of our active duty military and DoD civilian teams from all over the world. Patrick Space Force Base has a team playing on 21 and 22 Sep.  Games take place at numerous fields all over the compound with plenty of snacks and drinks available.  

24 Sep —  Saturday, World Military Tournament Military and Veterans Appreciation and Special Ceremony Day at the Main Space Coast Stadium 1000-1200.  All active duty military and veterans get in free using the BLUE GATE.  Events include Service Branch Recognition, dedication of a POW/MIA Remembrance Seat at the Stadium\, special displays and vendors from Veteran Owned Businesses and non profits on the Space Coast.  

30 Sep — Second Annual NVHS Golf Tournament Fundraiser to support homeless and at risk veterans  at Rockledge Country Club 0700-1400. Sign up as sponsor, player or supporter at nvhs.org/events.  

07-08 Oct — The Central Brevard “Veteran Stand Down to Stand Up” (Formerly known as Stand Down) event will be held at the Cocoa Armory on 07 October (set up) and 08 October for the actual activity.   As many as 250 homeless and at risk veterans usually attend the event with more than that number of volunteers providing a wide range of services from the private sector, the VA, the Medical Community, charitable organizations, etc.  The Veterans Memorial Center (VMC) is the primary organizer of the event, but partners with National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS), Volunteers of America, the Veterans Administration  and dozens of others to help the program support many veterans in need.  Planning meetings are being held at the VMC. This event will focus on homeless and at risk veterans and their families, while also matching the veterans with job options on the Space Coast.  Contact BVC Council Chairman Donn Weaver 757-871-6576 for more information.

 

08 Oct —  Raider Challenge JROTC County Meet #1 in Veterans Memorial Park (0700-1230)

 

15 Oct — Support Committee Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (SC/CCNC) VMC Gray Hall Dinner and Fundraiser - 1600-2000

 

22 Oct —  Raider Challenge JROTC Invitational Meet #2 in Veterans Memorial Park (0700-1230)

 

27 Oct —  BCSO Free Shredder Event at the Veterans Memorial Park 0900 - 1100.

05 Nov —  Raider Challenge JROTC District  Championship Meet  #3 in Veterans Memorial Park 0700-1300.  

08 Nov —  Election Day including at VMC which is a polling station 07009-1900.

11 Nov —  VMC Veterans Day Ceremony 0930-1100 with lunch by Chick fil a  and refreshments, special exhibits, speeches and vendors.  . 

12 Nov — 247th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration 1800-2100 Marine Ball at Radisson Resort Cape Canaveral.  Tickets required in advance NLT 01 Nov at $34.00 per person.  Contact MCLBrevard513@gmail.com. for more information and to register.   

12 Nov —  St Francis Reflections Veterans Dash for LIFE 5K (0800-1200) in the Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate Veterans Day week, honor veterans and raise funds for SFR county wide veteran support programs.  Contact Gloria Lorey of SFR 321-423-0506 for more information.

20 Nov —  Meet the MOB:  Museums of Brevard (MOB) Exposition  with many member museums participating. Warbird Museum, Vietnam Hangar 1300- 1500.  Meet with reps from 21 Brevard County Museums and what they offer.  Contact Dean Schaaf at VMC for any questions.   

17 Nov — Office of Sen. Marco Rubio monthly office hours for veterans to report issues and questions to the senator.  VMC Library 1400-1600.  POC:  Tom Self 407-254-2573.  Appointments encouraged.  No office hours at VMC in December.

03 Dec —  First Annual Veteran Benefit Car and Motorcycle Show by VMC and American Legion Post 344 at VMC Park 10-1600.  Up to 100 cars and 100 motorcycles, food, music by Doc Holiday, vendors and much more.  Contact Mike Hriciso on 321-350-6163 , mhricis02002@yahoo.com. to register and for more information. See Poster. 

10 Dec —  MOAACC Good Deeds Foundation Veterans and Military Support Golf Tournament.  Cocoa Beach Country Club 0730-1400.  Sponsorships and Hole Sponsor signs available.  To sponsor or play connect to moaacc.org for Golf Tournament out call Donn Weaver 757-871-6576.  GDF provides funding to support veterans in need, active duty special events, JROTC and. all youth organizations in Brevard as many veteran organizations that help veterans with special efforts like NVHS,  Space Coast Honor Flight, Wreaths Across America and many more.  

17 Dec — JROTC Sprint Relay in Veterans Memorial Park (0730-1200)      with combat pack run followed by air rifle target shooting.  American Legion Post 344 to sponsor trophies.  

17 Dec —  Wreaths Across America Ceremonies and laying out at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery (0800-1100) and many other Brevard areas and cemeteries with WAA Location Coordinators.  Contact VMC for more information.

LONG RANGE - 2023:

05 Feb —  Immortal Four Chaplains Ceremony 1400-1600 VMC Plaza and Gray Hall.  

25 Feb —  Back Brevard Heroes Fundraiser in Veterans Memorial Park 0900-1700

18 Mar —  Commemoration of the Last Naval Battle of the American Revolution 1000-1300 VMC Plaza, Museum  and Gray Hall

07 May —  Back Brevard Heroes Festival to honor First Responders and Veterans, VMC Plaza, Gray Hall and Park 0930- 1300.

20 May —  Space Coast Military and Family Appreciation Day and BBQ — On Armed Forces Day 2023,  From 1000-1500 at the VMC and Park.  Active duty unit displays, music, food, kids games, many special activities to honor our active duty forces and their families.  Co sponsored by CBRCC MAC, VMC and US Army Recruiting Command.  Look for details by January.  

29 May —  Memorial Day Remembrance VMC 0930-1030 

03 Jun —  Annual Courageous Division NSCC Sea Cadet Awards Ceremony, VMC Gray Hall and Library 0800- 1500

Please help us spread the word and advise of any new events. Donn Weaver BVC Chairman 757-871-6576.

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