Veterans Honor Ceremony and Celebration of Life

February 20, 2023

The annual Camp Florida Ceremony honoring our Veterans and celebrating the lives of those relatives, friends, and neighbors we have lost over the past year was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 20. (Click here to download a copy of the program.)

Just prior to the beginning of the event, one of our Bald Eagles flew over the gathering and perched magnificently in a pine tree by the lake, looking with anticipation at what was about to happen. He remained there through part of the ceremony, flying back over to the nest near the time of the honoring of the POAs/MIAs.


The Crowd Gathered

The Color Guard and Presentation of the Flags

Singing of the National Anthems, Raising the Flag, and Pledge of Allegiance

Folding the Flag

POW/MIA Flag Bearer

A Reading by Tom Scott, and Remember Me, a Song Written and Performed by Mary Lou Wood (Click here to download the lyrics of this song.)

Missing Man Table

Calling All CF Veterans

Celebration of Life – Reading by Diane Lucey, Reading of Names and Remembrance

Releasing of the Balloons, Taps by Thom Kainz, Patriotic Balloon Release

Volunteer Recognition and Treats to End the Event