The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will commemorate Memorial Day with a ceremony on Monday May 26th at 10:00am at the Bay Pines National Ceremony.
This years event will be hosted by Bay News 9 Anchor Holly Gregory, and will include musical performances, a firing salute and taps performance. New to the event this year will be the Amputee Veterans of America Support Team (AVAST) - the only amputee color guard unit in the United States. Nearly 34,000 graves at the ceretery will be marked with U.S. flags to honor the men & women who served our nation.
Guest speakers for the event will include: Bay Pines Director Suzanne M Klinker, St. Pete VA Regional Office Director Kerrie L. Witty and Florida National Cemetery Assistant Director Maurice Roan.