Veterans Day events in South Florida

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There are plenty of ways to show your respect for Veterans in honor of the Veterans Day holiday.

In Wellington, a parade will roll down Forest Hill Blvd. starting at 8:15 a.m. The parade begins at Village Hall, located at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd. The parade will end at the Veterans Memorial located at the intersection of Forest Hill and South Shore Boulevards.

If you are an active or retired veteran, you can register before the event and have your name recognized during the ceremony.

In Boca Raton, a celebration is taking place at Edgewater Pointe Estates at 10:45 a.m. The superintendent of the 482nd Squadron in Homestead will be in attendance. He will bring a color guard to post colors, lead the pledge of allegiance, fold the flag and play taps.

Edgewater Pointe is located at 23315 Bluewater Circle in Boca Raton.

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Also in Boca, Boca Raton Regional Hospital will hold a special ceremony to thank its current employees and members of the community who served in the military.

It starts at 11 a.m. and will take place at the flag pole in front of the hospital. The hospital is located at 800 Meadows Road.

Atlantic Christian Academy in West Palm Beach is holding a collection drive for Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. It starts at 1 p.m. and is being held in the gym at the school. This is the second year the school is sending care packages to soldiers.

At 1 p.m. in North Palm Beach, the Village is hosting an event to celebrate the Grand Opening and dedication of its new Veterans Memorial Park. Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater will give a keynote address. Veterans Memorial Park is located at 303 Anchorage Drive in North Palm Beach.

In Royal Palm Beach, a candlelight service will take place at 6 p.m. This is happening at Veterans Park Amphitheatre. The park is located off Royal Palm Beach Blvd.

In Port St. Lucie there will be a dedication of "Fallen Soldier Memorial" and a ceremony featuring Mayor JoAnn M. Faiella and an American soldier who was held captive for 44 months in a Japanese slave camp during World War II at 11am at Veterans Memorial Park on Veterans Memorial Parkway.

A Veterans Day Remembrance lunch happens at noon at The Brennity at Tradition, 10685 SW Stony Creek Way in Port St. Lucie.

And the American Legion Post 40 will hold a ceremony at 11am at Riverwalk Park in Fort Pierce (600 N. Indian River Drive).

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