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Local Memorial Day Events For The Weekend, what’s closed

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If you would like to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military at Memorial Day ceremonies around South Florida, here are a few events you may attend in-person and live-streamed in Broward and Palm Beach Counties:


Fort Lauderdale
The city of Fort Lauderdale will be having a patriotic Memorial Day ceremony at Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery, 2001 SW Fourth Ave., on Monday, May 31. This year’s ceremony will feature an opening hymn, the national anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, a dove release, police pipe and drum corps, closing prayer and more. Beginning at 9 a.m., music for the event will be performed by the Fort Lauderdale Symphonic Winds.

Palm Beach

The Delray Beach American Legion Post 65 and the city of Delray Beach will have a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 31 at the Delray Beach Memorial Gardens, 700 SW Eighth Ave.


Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is inviting members of the community to attend the 16th annual “A Day to Remember” Memorial Day Service at Palm Beach Memorial Park, 3691 Seacrest Blvd., on Monday, May 31. The Master of Ceremonies will be Jim Sackett — a veteran and former newscaster — while the keynote speaker will be Col. Eileen Watson, U.S. Army (Ret.). The “Greetings from the Military” will be led by Lt. Cmdr. Thea Lopez. The service will begin at 11:50 a.m. There will be free food and beverages immediately following the service.

North Palm Beach

In honor of Memorial Day, the Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts, 115 U.S. Highway 1, will be bringing to life Tim O’Brien’s award-winning book “The Things They Carried.” Teaming up with Kay-Squared Productions, the one-man play — starring Kenneth Kay — is scheduled for May 20-23 and May 27-30. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $20 and veteran tickets are available for $15. For tickets, call 561-743-9955. Visit pbinstituteforentertainmentarts.com/events.html.

What’s open and what’s closed on May 31st, Memorial Day 2021.
Federal government offices and schools are closed on Memorial Day.

Government Offices
Post Offices
Public Libraries

Shopping centers and malls
Grocery Stores
Federal, State, Regional Parks
Public Transportation (check for special holiday schedules)