City of Florence Veterans Day Program
The City of Florence is proud to announce their annual Veterans Day Program to honor the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our great nation. Join us for a program filled with gratitude, reflection, and appreciation for the sacrifices made by our veterans. The program will include an opening ceremony featuring the presentation of the colors and national anthem performed by the Ockerman Middle School Chorus, patriotic music provided by the Florence Community Band and Chorus, distinguished veteran speaker, and refreshments immediately following the program. We will recognize and thank all veterans in attendance for their service with a special recognition.
After the program, visit the Veterans Memorial of Boone County, located in the center of the Florence Government Center campus. This memorial was conceived in 1995 when Evelyn Kalb, the mayor at the time, was an early supporter of the Veterans’ Memorial, and dedicated ground at the Government Center for the project. The Memorial honors veterans from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the War on Terror. The Veterans’ Memorial is complete with six fully lit flagpoles and ground lights, and 78 soldier names are etched in beautiful black granite monuments. There is a path where pavers have been purchased, recognizing a veteran.
The City of Florence Veterans Day program welcomes everyone as they honor veterans and take this day to pause and reflect on their service, dedication and unfailing devotion to keeping us safe at all times.
For more information, contact the City of Florence Administration Department at (859)647-8177.