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11 Veterans Day Events Honoring Service Members Throughout South Florida

Veterans Day is a day to pay tribute to the heroism of our military and the sacrifices service members have made for the United States. This weekend fly your flags, wear your most patriotic red, white and blue attire and check out these parades, celebrations and events throughout South Florida. 


Stuart Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony 

The Veterans Council of Martin County is hosting a Veterans Day parade and ceremony in tribute to our military on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. to noon. The parade will be led by veterans and veteran service organizations, followed by various groups from the community. 

300 East Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.220.4127; stuartparades.com

Palm Beach County 

Palm Beach Gardens Veterans Day Ceremony 

Join the City of Palm Beach Gardens in honoring those who have served and who are currently serving in the U.S. military at a ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The celebration will feature the Palm Beach Gardens Police and Fire Honor Guard and music will be provided by Palm Beach Gardens High School’s Pizzazz Chorus. 

10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.630.1146; pbgfl.com

Wellington Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony 

The entire community is invited to come out and honor our heroes at the annual Veterans Day parade and ceremony on Nov. 11 at 8:15 a.m. The event is hosted by The Village of Wellington and the American Legion, Chris Reyka Memorial and Wellington Post 390. The parade will be followed by a ceremony to pay tribute to the current and former members of the military. 

12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington; 561.791.4000; wellingtonfl.gov 

PGA Commons Deals 

To honor men and women who have served and are serving, stores and restaurants at PGA Commons are rolling out discounts and freebies. Just show military ID, and enjoy a day at the Palm Beach Gardens shopping center. 

5100 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.630.8630; pgacommons.com

Boca Raton and Delray Beach

Free Meals for Veterans at Boston’s on the Beach

Boston’s on the Beach, a premier sports bar in Delray Beach, is saluting heroes by offering free meals to all past and present service members on Nov. 11. from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., up to $20 in value. Military ID or proof of service is required. Additionally, the public is invited to join in celebrating by enjoying live music by bands Uproot Hootenanny and BACHACHO. 

40 South Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 561.278.3364; bostonsonthebeach.com 

Free Hot Coffee at Brooklyn Water Bagel 

The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel, a popular restaurant known for its Brooklyn-style bagels and iced coffee made with frozen coffee ice cubes, is offering free hot coffee for veterans and active duty military on Nov. 11 to thank them for their service at participating locations. This offer is limited to one per guest, and you must present military ID to redeem it. 

2250 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561.206.6821; brooklynwaterbagel.com 

Boca Raton Veterans Day Concert and Ceremony 

The City of Boca Raton is hosting a ceremony from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a Veterans Day evening concert on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will include performances by veteran groups, music by high school bands and drills by Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC.  The live concert performance will feature the Florida Wind Symphony: “An American Tribute” at the Mizner Park Amphitheater to honor and celebrate the men and women of the armed forces. 

590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561.393.7807; myboca.us

Broward County 

Coral Springs Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Wear patriotic colors, bring your family, friends and neighbors and enjoy the Coral Springs Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Park on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The event will feature a keynote speaker, a 21-gun salute, placing of a wreath and raising of the military and United States flags to honor those who have served our country. 

8601 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs; 954.345.2200; coralsprings.org 

MISSION UNITED Veteran Thanksgiving Food Basket 

United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED is hosting its annual Military Veteran Thanksgiving food basket giveaway on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The organization will distribute 500 Thanksgiving dinner baskets that include canned and packaged foods and a Publix gift card to Broward County military veterans and active service members. Recipients must present their registration ticket and proof of veteran or military status to pick up the dinner baskets. 

1300 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.453.373; muholiday17.eventbrite.com

Davie Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony

The Town Council of Davie invites members of the community to join in celebrating the heroism of the members of the military, past and present, at its Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Park. Bring your American flags and wear your best red, white and blue! 

5750 SW 39th St., Davie; 954.797.1181; davie-fl.gov 

Lauderdale-By-The Sea Veterans Day Celebration

Salute our veterans, the heroes who protect and serve our country, at the Veterans Day Celebration presented by the town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. The event will feature keynote speaker Colonel Leland Liebe, U.S. Army, music by the Patriot Bass Trio and refreshments for everyone to enjoy. 

4501 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea; 954.640.4205; lbtsevents.com/events

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To Celebrate Veterans Day, Stuart Magazine Readers Share Photos Of Their Loved Ones

This Veterans Day, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank those who have served in all branches of our armed services.

We asked you, our readers, to submit photographs so that we may pay tribute to Stuart-area residents and relatives of locals who selflessly risked their lives to preserve our freedom. What we received were heartwarming images of family reunions, award ceremonies and more. 

Whether you served in the Korean War or completed tours of Iraq, we salute you. 


Tony M. Baker

MR1 (Machinery Repairman First Class) Tony M. Baker, U.S. Navy, receiving Good Conduct Medal on board the U.S.S Shenandoah (AD-44) in San Diego in 1982. I served from 1975-1992.

Submitted by Tony M. Baker


Andrew Szwejbka

Our son-in-law, Andrew Szwejbka, a captain in the U.S. Marine Corp, had just returned home from a tour in Iraq, when his little girl, Evie, saw him!

Submitted by Pamela Fabritius


Jason McNamara

Photo by Storing Up Treasures Photography 

My husband is a Navy veteran and served in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2003-2008. He is a wonderful father to our four children and an amazing husband to me. I want to wish a very Happy Veterans Day to our hero.

Submitted by Jodi McNamara


Timothy Wojnar

I served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1992. Here I am flying aboard a C-130 aircraft out of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, during the Gulf War.

Shout-out to my buddies with Charlie Company 94th Engineer Battalion, Combat Heavy. 

Submitted by Timothy Wojnar


Valdemar Posas

My father who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Air Wing Division during Korean War. 

Submitted by Francine Posas-Norwood


Vernon Lee Norwood II

My father-in-law who served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. 

Submitted by Francine Posas-Norwood


Franklin J. Hommel

My father served in the 7th infantry division of the U.S. Army in the Korean War.  He was a corporal. He served from March 1953 to November 1954 and fought in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. He is now 84 years old.

Submitted by Louanne Bruno 


Tom Collins, Cecilia Deyo, Don Deyo 

The partners and founders of D-Dey Response Group. We are all veterans, with almost 50 years of service between the three of us. We are dedicated to teaching people to save lives in emergencies and employing our fellow veterans. We love running our business out of Martin County and try to dedicate our time to volunteering in our community as well. 

Pictured, from left to right, are: Tom Collins, 32 years U.S. Army Special Forces; Cecilia Deyo, eight years U.S. Navy; Don Deyo, 27 years U.S. Army Special Forces 

Submitted by Cecilia Deyo 


Matthew Lamb 


SSgt. Matthew Lamb and his daughter Lila Lamb. He is serving in the U.S. Air Force and is currently stationed at Patrick's Air Force Base in Melbourne, Florida.

Submitted by Robin Lowe


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