Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Alachua County Community Support Services’ Veteran Services Division (and other Alachua County departments), the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, and multiple Veteran, non-profit, and community organizations are hosting their annual Veterans Day Celebration 2017 on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Veterans Memorial Park 7400 S.W. 41st Place, Gainesville). This year’s theme is “Family First- A Celebration of American Veterans and their Families."

The Veterans Day Celebration begins at 9 a.m. with military and veteran displays and presentations. The formal program starts at 11 a.m. This celebration includes skydivers, veteran, military and organizational tents, live music, helicopter displays, the UF Drill Team demonstration and multiple patriotic ceremonies. Food is available.

View the Veterans Day Celebration flyer.

November 11th is the nation’s official Veterans Day. Originally called “Armistice Day,” this day was dedicated to the cause of world peace and was set aside to honor American Veterans of World War I.  In 1954, November 11th became the day to honor American Veterans of All Wars.

“Alachua County Veteran Services recognizes the dedication, service, and sacrifices of our American Veterans and the importance of the love and support of their families,” said Alachua County Veteran Services Director Kim Davis. “This year’s celebration is in honor of the importance of ‘Family First’ to include our veteran family as well as their friend and loved ones whose support gave us the drive and desire to serve and protect our great nation.”

For more information, contact Kim Davis at 352-264-6740 or

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