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Leon County Holds Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies to Honor Veterans

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Leon County Holds Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies to Honor Veterans

Leon County Government will honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military by placing wreaths at memorials and monuments in the community during Memorial Day weekend.

In the County's ongoing commitment to recognizing and supporting local veterans, the Leon County Veteran Services Manager will lay a wreath during a formal ceremony hosted by the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13 on Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, 838 North Bronough Street.

The County will also place wreaths at seven additional locations:

  • World War II Memorial at the Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe Street
  • Korean War Memorial at Cascades Park, 790-798 Suwannee Street
  • Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 463-489 South Monroe Street
  • Big Bend Hospice Veterans Memorial Garden, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard
  • Daniel B. Chaires Community Park, 4768 Chaires Cross Road
  • Greenwood Cemetery, 1601 Old Bainbridge Road
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Cemetery, corner of Fox Road and Old Briar Trail off of Hwy 319 in Leon County

Established in 2015, Leon County’s Operation Thank You Commemorative Wreath Program places wreaths at local monuments and memorials every year for Memorial Day to honor our fallen hometown heroes.

For more information, contact Ben Bradwell, Director, Leon County Veterans Services, at (850) 606-1900 / or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 /


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