Ponce Inlet to celebrate Memorial Day at new veterans monument in front of lighthouse
PONCE INLET -- State Rep, Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, will be among a contingent of dignitaries on hand to commemorate the Memorial Day Holiday with the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse veterarans memorial as a backdrop in Davies Lighthouse Park, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive.
The 11 a.m. Sunday, May 29, ceremony includes a flyover by the Spruce Creek Gaggle, remarks from Ponce Inlet Mayor Gary Smith and guest speaker Mihael White, director of veterans services for Volusia County. The Spruce Creek High School Trumpeteers will play "Taps" and there are a host of other related activities.
Jim Hinson of the Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial Association and master of ceremonies will lay the wreath at the new veterans monument there.
"This means a lot to me because a year ago we didn't have this (memorial) monument that has ben built since then," Hinson said. "I kind of get choked up thinking about it."
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