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NOTE: Some Events Change in between our monthly mailing of the VMC Calendar. Keep up to date with those changes using our web link: 

30 Jun   —  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.

NOTE:  Due to Senate Election Year Rules, Sen Rubio’s Team must suspend VMC Office Hours until November. Please all Mr.Self above directly as needed.  

04 Jul — Fourth annual VMC/BCSO Merritt Island Independence Day Parade 10-1100.  Staging starts at 0830 at Merritt Island High School on North Courtney with kick off at 1000 hrs.  Route is South on Cortney and Left (East)  on Merritt to Edgewood HS.  Movement suspends but all are encouraged to continued to the VMC for Music, plenty of BBQ food and drinks and states displays of the parade vehicles as well as booths from many veteran organizations and partners. Contact 321-264-7755 (BCSO) and 321-453-1776 (VMC) for more information and see the Poster to scan to register.  Veteran organizations must register but are free this year, though donations to BCSO for shirts and much more are welcome.  

07 Aug —  Fourth Annual Military Order of  Purple Heart Brick Honoring Ceremony (1400-1600) VMC Gray Hall which will recognize and learn the stories of 10 Purple Heart Recipients then inducted into the MOPH VMC Plaza Monument Walkway.

12 Aug —  2022 National Veterans Homeless Support 7th Annual Dinner Fundraiser 1730- 2100  Radisson Resort at Cape Canaveral.  Sponsorships available and tables at $1000 or seats at $100.  Call 321-208-7562 or email

10 Sep —  Remembering 9/11, 21 Years Later :  Honoring The Fallen on that Day and those who fell later as a result of those attacks, as well as  those who went to the fight for over 20 years thereafter.  VMC Center, Outdoor Ceremony 1700-1900.

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.   This event, with a 25 year history, was postponed due to COVID 19 in 2020/21. As many as 200 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) and dozens of others to help the program support many veterans in need.  Planning meetings begin in July 2022 at the VMC. This event will focus on homeless and at risk veterans and their families, while matching the veterans with job options on the Space Coast.  Contact BVC Council Chairman Donn Weaver 757-871-6576 for more information. 

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

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

11 Nov —  VMC Veterans Day Ceremony 0930-1100 with lunch and refreshments. 

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 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,  

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.  

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 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.  

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


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