By: Sharon Aron Baron
The City of Tamarac will unveil a new panel of its Veterans Honor Wall at its annual Veterans Day ceremony, raising the total number of names to 1,000.
Installed in 2016, the honor wall is dedicated to the men and women who served our country. Designed by Coral Springs glass artist Zachary Knudson, the wall includes lighted glass panels which encircle an eternal flame sculpture. Most panels are etched with the names, ranks, military branches and years of service of veterans who are, or were, Tamarac residents.
This year’s featured speaker will be Brigadier General Edward H. Merrigan, Jr. Earlier this year, he was formally promoted from the rank of Colonel to the rank of Brigadier General in the Army Reserves, with the actual pinning and promotion ceremony taking place in August. He is currently a Broward County Circuit Court judge.
Included at the event will be the Massing of Colors by the Tamarac Fire Rescue as well as music played by the J.P. Taravella High School Concert Band and special messages by the mayor and the city commission. Also, light refreshments will be provided after the service by VITAS Health Care.
The Veteran’s Day event will be Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park at 7825 Southgate Boulevard.