The City of Tamarac along with the Veterans Affairs Committee held its Memorial Day Service at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Monday morning honoring all Americans who made the supreme sacrifice with their unselfish devotion in order to defend our heritage of liberty and justice for all.
Representatives from Tamarac’s Veterans Affairs Committee were present today.
According to the City of Tamarac, the Veterans Affairs Committee is a group of local veterans who provide volunteer community services to veterans in need. Member organizations include American Legion Post #265, the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Post #519, the AMVETS Post #2, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #674, Marine Corps League-Tamarac Detachment 755, the DAV Chapter #73 and the American Ex-Prisoners of War, Broward/South Palm Beach Chapter.
Commanders of each post, or their representatives, serve on the Tamarac Veterans Affairs Committee by appointment of the City Commission. The Committee promotes awareness among veterans of their rights and benefits, lends assistance with specials needs and works to encourage public awareness of the veterans’ role in the history of the United States.
The weather cooperated and the service was well attended by the residents. Thankfully there was plenty of shaded seating provided. Taravella High School Concert Band, led by director Cheldon Williams provided the music and the National Anthem was sung by Edie DiCaro.
I ask that whenever you see a Veteran or solider in uniform, stop and say thank you to them. Your momentary feeling of awkwardness by interrupting him or her will hopefully pass as it is more important to let them know that what they have done, and continue to do, is appreciated. They are appreciated.” – Commissioner Michelle Gomez
The Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance was led by I. Shane Olshansky, Vice Chair of he Veterans Affairs Committee and the Massing of the Colors was given by the City of Tamarac Fire Department Honor Guard. Invocation was given by Dominic Gray of the Veterans Affairs Committee.
Keynote Speaker was Captain William Marmion of the U.S. Army who along with his wife were both trained at West Point. Paul Kinney played “Amazing Grace” on his bagpipes.