May 26 - Gold Star families are invited to a remembrance event, at the Veterans Memorial Center on Sykes Creek Parkway Merritt Island at 8 p.m. There will be Vietnam and Global War on Terror moving walls from Patriot Guard Riders on display as well as a Gold Star family and MIA/POW remembrance torch march through the plaza. veteransmemorialcenter.org.
May 27-28: Space Coast Harley Davidson Palm Bay will host a two-day celebration from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will include the Rolling Thunder Florida Chapter 1 bike drawing giveaway, live entertainment, food trucks, vendors and free adult beverages. Wreaths Across America will be on site raising funds for their organization. spacecoastharley.com.
May 28 - 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center on Sykes Creek Parkway Merritt Island, thousands of motorcyclists from around the globe will ride west on State Road 520, south on U.S. 1 to the Pineda Causeway, east to State Road A1A and then north through Cocoa Beach to disperse at Port Canaveral. According to Dr. Lance Armstrong, president of the Rolling Thunder Florida 1 Chapter, the procession of motorcycles and vehicles will be escorted by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and should reach the port by 11 a.m. Visit rollingthunderflorida1.org.
May 28 - Volunteers are invited to place flags at the headstones or markers at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in North Mims from 9 a.m. to noon. The flags will be provided, but participants should bring water, sunscreen, a ruler, gloves, and a 4-inch screwdriver. The event sponsor is Flags for Fallen Vets. Visit facebook.com/events/235008868907407.
May 28 - Central Florida Winds will perform a lively concert of favorite marches at Suntree United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. The Memorial Day weekend concert will feature the "Imperial March" from Star Wars, "Rolling Thunder," "Amparito Roca" and many other favorites. The audience can also expect several numbers by John Philip Sousa, including the national march of the United States, "Stars and Stripes Forever." Visit cfwinds.com.
May 29 - A ceremony commemorating Memorial Day will take place at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in North Mims. visit cem.va.gov.
May 29 - Cocoa Village from 4 to 7 p.m. The event begins with a parade through Cocoa Village. at 4 p.m. A stage presentation will start at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park. The event will include a flag folding ceremony, 21-gun salute, the playing of taps and a moment of silence. Admission is free. cocoafl.org.
May 29 - Honor America, Inc., which operates the Liberty Bell Museum in Melbourne will hold a Memorial Day program from 11 a.m. to noon. It will include a non-partisan, entertaining program with patriotic music and featured speakers. The museum’s extensive collection of historic, technological, and military artifacts will be open for viewing before and after the program. email@example.com.
May 29 - “Never Forgotten – Our Fallen and MIA/POW” will be at the Veterans Memorial Center on Sykes Creek Parkway Merritt Island from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The solemn remembrance will include musical tributes, color guards from veteran and cadet units, special recognitions, a “Fallen First Responders” address by Sheriff Wayne Ivey, a rifle salute and more. veteransmemorialcenter.org.