Jacksonville Memorial Wall Ceremony
On May 25, Jacksonville residents remember our fallen heroes at the annual Memorial Wall Ceremony. The quarter-million dollar monument is located at 1145 East Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville. Not only does it serve as a tribute to over 1,500 Jacksonville American war heroes, but the structure as a whole is said to be the largest of it’s kind and holds tribute to all service branches. The pre-ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. with music performed by Navy Band Southeast. The ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m.
GORUCK is a Jacksonville Beach based company that offers a piece of Special Operations training for the community. The foundation is made up of wartime veterans of Special Operations who are now teaching lessons in teamwork, leadership and communication. “Rucking” is the activity of moving with weight in a backpack on your back, and it’s quite the adventure. The organization puts on community events on a regular basis. For more information, visit www.goruck.com.
Sea and Sky Spectacular Air Show
Acting as one of the most anticipated events of the year, this two-day air show spectacular features the world-famous and ever so popular, Blue Angels. The United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is able to showcase it’s pride with flips, spins and aerial tricks that are sure to leave you breathless. It’s a unique show that’s fun for the entire family, and has an awesome presentation each year that makes it one of the most memorable events in Jacksonville.
4th of July
The day everyone in Jacksonville awaits. Jacksonville Beach turns into an endless block party with thousands of beach-lovers and bike riders filling the streets with red, white and blue. Last year, the city estimated over 100,000 people helped to celebrate America’s birthday on the beach. And let’s not forget about the firework show off of the Jacksonville Beach Pier. If you’re not at the beaches, downtown is home to an enormous firework show over the St. John’s River. Who doesn’t love watching fireworks by boat? You can’t beat it!
Veteran’s Day Parade
Over 5,000 people fill the streets of Jacksonville to help celebrate our American heroes. The Veteran’s Day Parade includes amazing humans from active-duty and retired military, grand marshals, veterans groups, high school marching bands, and much more. With flags in hand and red, white and blue galore, this event is a fun and exciting way to pay tribute to those who have served our country.