Cape Canaveral National Cemetery celebrates National Veterans and Military Families


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On Oct. 31 President Donald Trump declared November 2018 the second annual National Veterans and Military Families Month to “salute the brave and dedicated
patriots who have worn the uniform of the United States, and…celebrate the extraordinary military families whose selfless service and sacrifice make our military the finest in the world.”
In 2017, President Trump proclaimed November Veterans and Military Families Month, marking the first time America celebrated Veterans and military families for the entire month and not just on Veterans Day, in keeping with the President’s strong focus on improving care and benefits to our nation’s heroes.
That tradition continues this year with more than 300 events being conducted at VA medical centers, benefits offices and cemeteries across the country, including:

  • open houses
  • town halls
  • volunteer recognition
  • homeless Veteran initiatives
  • faith-based community events
  • ceremonies at national cemeteries

To celebrate Veterans and Military Families Month, Cape Canaveral National Cemetery will
hold the following events honoring Veterans and their families throughout the month of November:

  •  Wreath Laying at the Flag Assembly Area by the third grade students of Imperial Estates Elementary School in Titusville at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7
  • The Avenue of Flags will be flown along the main entranceway from Thursday, Nov. 8, through Wednesday, Nov. 14

This year’s celebration of Veterans and Military Families Month caps an unprecedented period of improvement for VA, as the department has made groundbreaking progress over the last two years in the areas of accountability, transparency and efficiency across the department while enjoying an important series of legislative successes.

“At VA, Veterans and their families are at the center of everything we do. Veterans and Military Families Month is an opportunity for us to honor the service of these patriots while educating communities about VA benefits and services and our commitment to customer service improvement,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said.
“We come together to remember, honor and pay tribute to our nation’s heroes” said Cemetery Director Don Murphy. “These events at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery are a special way to say thank you to service members past and present, and to let them know that the sacrifices of our nation’s Veterans will never be forgotten.”

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