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Unofficial VMC Brevard Vets Events Calendar - June 2023 and Beyond


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:


24- 31 May. —  Memorial Day Weekend Display of 21 Original Oil Paintings by Jeanne Harris Weaver , artist and Gold Star Mother of 1LT Todd Weaver, killed in action in 2010 in Afghanistan.  The painting series is called “Losing Todd:  A Mother’s Journey.  At the Porcher House daily from 1000 am - 5 pm in Cocoa Village adjacent to Riverfront Park and amphitheater.    

26 May—  Day ONE:  Ride For Freedom:   Flame of Honor Ceremony at VMC Plaza area 1700- 2000.  Rolling Thunder FL-1 Sponsor of 3 Day event.  First Motorcycle Rally at 1600 at Fishlips at Port Canaveral with travel to VMC.  Vietnam and GWOT Moving Walls from Patriot Guard Riders on Display at VMC with Gold Star Family and MIA/POW Remembrance Torch March through the VMC Memorial Plaza.  Prior to March—  Dinner for Gold Star Families Courtesy of Rolling Thunder FL.

27 May—  Day TWO:  Ride for Freedom:  Rally Space Coast Harley Davidson Ride for Freedom Festival (1000-1600).  Includes Food, Drinks, Music, Announcement of Motorcycle Raffle winner and much more.  Sponsored by by all 7 RTFL Chapters.  

28 May —  Day THREE:  Ride for Freedom:  Motorcycle Ride for Freedom Kicks Off in the Merritt Square Mall Parking Lot adjacent to the VMC 1000 with special events prior to and after the Ride for Freedom departs VMC.   0900 -0930 VMC Ceremony.   Route of travel from VMC:  West 520; South Rte 1, East Pineda; North A1A to Port Canaveral.  Register with RTFL-1 to participate.   

28 May — Palm Bay Indoor/Outdoor Vendor and Craft  Fair 1275 Culver Dr. Palm Bay 12-4 pm.  Major discounts for military vendors with ID cards.  Lots of food and drinks with door prizes and business services.  For More Information:

29 May —  Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony. “ Never Forgotten- Our Fallen and MIA/POW” at VMC Plaza 0930-1030.  Special Speakers and program.   

29 May—  Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cape Canaveral National  Cemetery in Scottsmoor/Mims  1100-1200.

29 May —  Memorial Day Ceremony 1100 at the Liberty Bell Museum in Melbourne 

29 May —  Memorial Day Ceremony, Parade  and Display downtown Cocoa Riverfront Park  1600-1800

12 June—  Women Veterans Recognition Day :  Celebrate Our Women Veteran Heroes at a Luncheon with vendors, sponsors and swag.  At the Brevard Zoo 1130-1300 .  Contact AVET Kim Cone at to register and for more information.  

24 Jun —  Military Appreciation Night at Space Coast Stadium in Viera during USSSA Pride Professional Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Game  1700 - 2100 .  Honoring Active Duty and Veterans.  Dedication of Permanent POW/MIA installed seat behind home plate featuring Rolling Thunder FL-1.  

04 Jul —  Annual BCSO/VMC Independence Day Parade -  AVET BBQ for Vets planned after the Parade at  VMC.  To participate in the Parade contact Starts at 1000 from Merritt Island High School with Official route ending at Edgewood jr/sr HS, but most. continuing too Vetetans Memorial Center for more parting and BBQ by AVets.

06 Aug —  Purple Heart Remembrance Day by MOPH Brevard at the VMC Gray Hall and Plaza 1400-1600.  Contact Donn Weaver for more information.  

11 Sep —  Patriot Day 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at VMC 1630-1900.  Details in July.

06 Oct —  Eighth Annual NVHS Rescuing Veterans Lost in America Dinner and Fundraiser.   1730-2100 at the Radisson Resort at the Port.  8701Astronaut Blvd, Cape Canaveral. Sponsorships available.  $100 per place fundraiser.  email or Call NVHS 321-208-7562 for more info.

26 Oct— BCSO Shredder Event -  VMC PARK -  0900-1030.

11 Nov —  SFR Veterans Day 5K VM PARK and Center - 0600-1000;  Merging to:

11 Nov —  VMC Veterans Day Ceremony Plaza, Center, Gray Hall with lunch courtesy of Chick Fil a on Route 520 —   1030—1230

12 Nov — Sixth Annual NVHS Homestretch 5K for Homeless Veterans.   0700-1200 in the Eau Gallie Square.  More Details in August.  Call NVHS 321-208-7562 for more info.  

16 Dec —  Wreaths Across America at the VA Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims and other veteran cemeteries in the area.  Details in September,.  

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

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