Memorial Day, 2022

Sunday, 05/29/2022
1:00 PM
Memorial Day Ceremony to be hosted at Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park

The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola invites active duty military personnel, veterans, families and all community members to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony at the park, scheduled for Sunday, May 29th at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 200 S. 10th Avenue in Pensacola.

Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson, USN, retired, a former naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer who also successfully completed five space flights as an astronaut, will be the guest speaker. A Marine Corps Color Guard will present the colors and the Pensacola Opera Chorus will perform a patriotic medley of songs. In addition, the Pensacola Children’s Chorus and McGuire’s Pipe Band will also be featured at the ceremony. A Marine Corps bugler and honor guard will close the ceremony by rendering honors.

Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson

USN, Ret.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to those who have given their lives in the service of our great nation,” said Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola President, Paul Entrekin. “Memorial Day is set aside to honor and remember these men and women so that their service and their sacrifice is never forgotten.”

The Memorial Day Ceremony is open to the public and we extend an invitation to everyone to participate. We thank our community for your continued support as we carry on the legacies of those who are remembered and honored at Veterans Memorial Park.

Ceremony Agenda:

  • McGuire’s - Pipes and Drums 
  • Presentation of the Colors 
  • United States Marine Corps Color Guard 
  • National Anthem - Pensacola Opera Chorus 
  • Invocation – Dr. Dave Snyder Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church Pensacola 
  • Patriotic Medley - Pensacola Opera Chorus 
  • Keynote Speaker 
  • Capt. Robert “Hoot” Gibson, USN, ret 
  • Pensacola Children’s Chorus Salute to the Armed Forces 
  • Wreath Presentation – Daughters of the American Revolution, Accompanied by Pipe Major Michael Vazzana 
  • Benediction - Dr. Dave Snyder 
  • Rifle Salute & Taps 

Click the link below to visit the Park's Memorial Day event page on Facebook!

Media Inquiries: To arrange interviews or for more information, please contact Veterans Memorial Park Board Member Jill Hubbs at (850) 572-2055

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COME VISIT US AT THE PARK.

On the Downtown Pensacola Bayfront Shoreline.

Pensacola, FL, USA

200 S. 10th Ave

Pensacola, FL, 32502

contactvmpf@gmail.com