FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2022
Leon County Honors Veterans with Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
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, staff will lay a wreath during a formal ceremony hosted by the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13 on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery, 838 North Bronough Street.
“We are so proud to continue the long tradition of recognizing the courageous veterans and their families who call Leon County home,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Bill Proctor. “Through the Leon County Operation Thank You Commemorative Wreath Program and other County programs hosted throughout the year, we remember and honor those brave veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.”
The County will also place wreaths at six additional locations:
- Tallahassee National Cemetery, 5015 Apalachee Parkway
- 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
“The Leon County Operation Thank You Commemorative Wreath Program is one of the many ways that Leon County honors our local veterans,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “Today and every day, we remember the bravery and sacrifice of those veterans who gave everything in service to our community and nation.”
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 / BradwellB@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.