The City of Coral Springs Commemorates Memorial Day at Veterans Park

The City of Coral Springs presented their Memorial Day service held at Veterans Park this morning.

Dedicated to all the veterans who fought or died in service to their country, the service was led by Alan Paley of the Jewish War Veterans Post 606.   The Invocation was given by Deacon Denis Mieyal of St. Andrew Catholic Church and the Presentation of Colors was given by Major Rick Strul and the Coral Springs Civil Air Patrol.

Memorial Day Ceremony in Coral Springs Florida

Featured speaker this year was U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch, who serves Florida’s 19th District in the House of Representatives.  Deutch told the story of Private First Class Michael Metcalf who died in service recently.  Metcalf, 22, was with the US Army and died Sunday, April 22, while serving his country . He was born May 15, 1989, here in Coral Springs, and was the son of Ceejay and Kimberly Metcalf. Michael was a resident of Boynton Beach, Florida.

The Coral Springs Honor Guard  presented the Salute Volley, this is where they fire blank cartridges into the air. The Coral Springs Police Honor Guard  played Echo Taps.

Mayor Roy Gold, Vice Mayor Tom Powers, Commissioners Vince Boccard, Claudette Bruck and Larry Vignola all gave special messages.

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  • Adam

    Thank you to all our Veterans!! It would be nice to see politicians dressed appropriately and not wearing campaign shirts and tags.

  • Debbi

    I agree with Adam. I find it very disrespectful to silently campaign by wearing tshirts or badges at a solemn event such as Memorial Day. There is a time and a place to campaign. By showing up in campaign mode, you show that you are more concerned with yourself than actually honoring those being remembered.

  • Bert

    I could not agree more with the two previous comments. It was an embarrassment, as a resident of the Coral Springs, to watch candidates with shirts and name tags at an event that was meant to honor those who have sacrificed so much our country. It disrespected every veteran who was there and every man and woman who lost their life fighting for our freedom.

  • tony

    love it, as a 2 time vet of OIF its great to see support of our vets young and old. and go MSD Eagles working on another deployment to afghanny land.

    From Editor: Dear Tony, thank you so much for your service in Afghanistan. When is your deployment?