The American Legion Cemetery Corporation and "U.S.S. Tampa" Post 5 for more than 95 years has observed Memorial Day in Tampa's only veterans cemetery.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this event to honor the memory of our country's service members.
The Memorial Day observance begins at 10:00 am.
The American Legion “U.S.S. Tampa” Post 5 invites the community to its Memorial Day event with family-friendly environment to show support for our military’s sacrifices. The Memorial Service is Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony is at the American Legion, “U.S.S. Tampa” Post 5 located at 3810 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33609.
Feel free to bring a flag Monday and show support by flag waving along Kennedy Boulevard. If your group would like to place a remembrance wreath in the veterans’ ceremony it may be registered in advance or at the registration table at 9:00 a.m. Monday. All branches of the military will be represented, as well as the remembrance wreaths announcement.
Ceremony will include guest speakers and a Vocal tribute. The raising of the flags to full staff will still take place at 12:00pm (noon) to memorialize those who gave their lives serving the United States of America.
There will be limited access to the Post; for use the restrooms, entry will be through the front door only. For over 90 years, the American Legion has been honoring the fallen with a Memorial Day Service. The event provides a venue for all ages to give thanks for our military’s sacrifices. The significance of the cost our soldiers have come to bear to preserve our way of life and freedoms granted by their choices will never be forgotten. We asked them to give their all…they did. They ask to be remembered one day a year, and we will.
Wreath registration is available if your group would like to place a remembrance wreath during the Post Everlasting portion of the ceremony to be part of the Roll Call.
For wreath registration , special needs arrangements, directions, or questions please call (813) 870-0505.
Due to CDC & Covid-19 restrictions and limited there will be limited access to the Post.