The Town will sponsor a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11th to honor Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and other local veterans who bravely served their country.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is at 10AM at El Prado Park, 4500 El Mar Drive. The small park is on the ocean directly east of Town Hall, 4501 N. Ocean Drive. The ceremony will move inside to nearby Jarvis Hall if it rains.

The Town’s fifth annual Veterans Day ceremony will include the Broward Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard & Rifle Volley, as well as the Volunteer Fire Department’s Color Guard.

The keynote speaker is Rear Admiral Larry D. Watkins, director of the Network Engagement Team for the U.S. Southern Command in Miami-Dade County. A native of Pittsburgh, Watkins was commissioned through the University of Missouri-Columbia Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps with a degree in economics.

Town residents are invited to honor the men and women who bravely served their country. There will be patriotic music and refreshments. A ceremonial wreath will also be placed in the ocean.

Frame ‘n Art By-The-Sea will host a reception immediately following the Town’s event at their gallery, which is located at 229 Commercial Blvd. Frame ‘n Art By The Sea will feature an art exhibit A Soldier Series by Marilyn Johansen, and a book signing by Like It Was Yesterday author Jill Cueni-Cohen.

Refreshments will be provided by Lightseeker, a Lauderdale-By-The-Sea company. For more information on the reception at Frame ‘n Art, call 954-267-9202.

                For more information about the Town’s ceremony, call 954-640-4200.