Monday - May 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
Luminaries (Sunday, starting at 8:00 p.m.)
The American Legion Cemetery Corporation and "U.S.S. Tampa" Post 5 for 100 years (since 1922) have observed Memorial Day in Tampa's only veterans cemetery.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the event to honor the memory of our country's service members.
Sunday’s luminary observance requests that friends and family come out any time after 8:00 p.m. and have a moment of silence at the cemetery after sunset. The Luminaries will be left out for visitations throughout the night with no official service or ceremony. The sight of all the candles lit it is breathtaking and a symbol that we will never forget that for our tomorrow, they gave their today.
The Memorial Day observance begins at 11:00 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 29, 2023 at 11:00 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. 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.
If your group would like to place a remembrance wreath in the veterans’ ceremony it may be registered at the registration table at 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 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.
For 100 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.
For special needs arrangements, directions, or questions please call (813) 870-0505.