April 2-7, 2019 I Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In I Lakeland Linder International Airport
April 30, 2019 I Flight to Honor Mission 5 I Lakeland Linder International Airport Flight to Honor Mission 5 is scheduled for April 30, 2019. The flight is NO COST for veterans. Priority is given to those with severe medical conditions followed by World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans.
May 18, 2019 I Armed Forces Day I Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland Join us as we recognize and honor the brave men and women that have served, are serving, and that have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States military. We will be hosting our annual Armed Forces Day celebration beginning with an ROTC cadet march on the field at 5pm. Followed by a welcome home ceremony, veteran introduction, the presentation of colors, a pass and review ceremony, and concluded with the singing of the National Anthem while members of the SOCOM Para-Commandos skydive the American flag into the stadium. Flying Tigers players and coaches will be wearing their new specialty camouflage jerseys during the game. There will be a post-game fireworks extravaganza! We invite you to join us on this special day as we recognize and thank those who have served our country. Active and retired military personnel will receive a free ticket to the Saturday, May 18, 2019 game.
May 26, 2019 I Calvary Baptist Church Memorial Service I 1945 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland For the last 14 years, we have honored servicemen and women from all over the country. We hope you will join us for this special service as we remember those who have given the last full measure of devotion and the many veterans in attendance as well
May 27, 2019 I Memorial Day Program ILakeland Memorial Gardens
July 27, 2019 I Wounded Warrior Walk I Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland The Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of Polk County in conjunction with the Polk County Veteran's Council would like to invite you to a patriotic Themed "Warrior Walk" around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida.
The purpose of this event is to honor our U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have been killed in action while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.
September 11, 2019 I Remember the Day I Central Park, Winter Haven
November 9, 2019 I Veterans Day Celebration I Veterans Memorial Park
December 14, 2019 I Wreaths Across America I Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL