Sometimes, amid all the celebration, bar-b-ques and fireworks, we forget what July 4th is all about – declaring our independance from Great Britain and the establishment of the greatest country on earth. With great cause we celebrate our freedom and liberties, and we are given a chance to come together with the one thing everyone in this country has in common – we live in the good ‘ol US of A.
Saturday, our Veterans will be remembered at the Veteran’s Memorial located in Aaron Bessant Park. It will be a time to remember those that gave all they had to protect our freedoms and those that served our country. The Veterans Memorial Ceremony will take place at 4 pm and will be honored by contributors such as Panama City Beach Mayor Gayle Oberst, Richard Jackson, and Mary Carmaichal. Also expected is Panama City Beach’s former Mayor, Lee Sullivan and County commissioner Mike Thomas.
Chaplain Hickenlooper will give the invocation, Marsha Rockhill from teh Saint Andrew School will seing the National Anthem, and Cmdr John Duncan and the Sea Cadets will be the Color Guard. The Military Order of the Purpole Heart is the wreath giver and will be presented to Debbie to place by Dan Laurita, the President of the Veteran’s Council.
There will also be a Tyndall flyover at 5 pm.Print Story