Mon, November 07, 2016
The public is invited to attend the City of Ocoee’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., Bill Breeze Park, 125 North Lakeshore Drive.
The 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is on December 7, 2016. The city will pay special tribute to Pearl Harbor survivor 99-year-old Donald Kaup. Mr. Kaup, who lives in south Orlando, will celebrate his 100th birthday on November 21. During the Pearl Harbor attack, Mr. Kaup was 25 years old and served as a First Class Machinist’s Mate in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the USS Medusa. The USS Medusa was the United States Navy's first purpose-built repair ship.
The Veterans Day Ceremony will include a keynote speaker, music and flag presentations. The city welcomes Steve Shuga, Department 1st Vice Commander for the American Legion Department of Florida, as its keynote speaker. Ocoee resident Tamia Dawkins, a student at Dr. Phillips High School Magnet Fine Arts Program, will sing the National Anthem with music from the Ocoee Middle School band. Additionally, there will be flag presentations by the Ocoee High School Junior ROTC Color Guard and the Ocoee Police Department and Fire Department Honor Guards.
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. For more information, please call 407-905-3100.