Orange County Government, Florida
Laureen Martinez, Communications Division Assistant Manager
(407) 836-5301 or Laureen.Martinez@ocfl.net
22 May 2014
Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Veterans Advisory Council Honor Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Orange County, FL - Citizens are invited to join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Veterans Advisory Council in remembering and saluting the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our Armed Forces this Memorial Day. The annual Orange County War Memorial Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the Orange County Courthouse at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 26, 2014.

“We join our grateful nation in honoring the selfless sacrifice of the brave Americans whose courageous spirit and noble sacrifice will never be forgotten,” Mayor Jacobs said. “As we pay tribute to our fallen hometown heroes on Memorial Day, join me in also remembering those who currently serve in our Armed Forces with valor, courage and honor.”

Mayor Jacobs will deliver remarks and present a resolution during the commemoration event. She will then be accompanied by Veterans Advisory Council Chairman Colonel Edwin R. Marrero, U.S. Army (Ret), in a wreath laying ceremony, which will be followed by the playing of taps. Vice Admiral Alfred G. Harms, U.S. Navy (Ret), will serve as the guest speaker.

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Date: Monday, May 26, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Orange County Courthouse
Address: 425 North Orange Avenue, Orlando

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About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County facebook and twitter pages.