Palm Beach Gardens Celebrates Veterans Day

Several hundred people turned out for the annual recognition of Veteran’s Day at Veteran’s Plaza.

Mayor Bert Premuroso introduced the officials on the platform, which included the City Council, CD18 Congressman Patrick Murphy, Representative Pat Rooney of Florida House District 85, and County Commissioner and formal Gardens Councilman Hal Valeche.

The Mayor then recounted a brief history of Veteran’s Day. Prior to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919 which formally ended World War I, an armistice that effectively ended the fighting took effect at 11:00AM (Paris time) of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. That is the day which we celebrate as Veteran’s Day.

The Police and Fire Honor Guard, carrying flags of the United States, the “MIA” flag, Florida, and the Gardens Police and Fire departments then marched into view, along with the Police ceremonial rifle team who later fired off a three shot salute prior to the playing of Taps.

The Palm Beach Gardens High School Chorale “Pizzazz” sang the National Anthem and other patriotic songs.

The event was sponsored by the Palm Beach Kennel Club.

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