Memorial Day events in the Big Bend Area

Posted at 10:00 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 06:13:28-04

(WTXL) - Memorial Day events in the Big Bend Area include an observance at the Tallahassee National Cemetery on Sunday. 

During the planned 30-minute service, Raymond Miller, director of the TNC, will provide instructions on how the placement of flags on the gravesites will proceed.

In addition to placing the flags, the service will include the pledge of allegiance, the national anthem, a keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Michael Snodgrass, U. S. Air Force, retired, and taps by the Big Bend Honor Guard.

The Tallahasse National Cemetery, dedicated May 22, 2015, is designed to serve more than 83,000 veterans. The first burial at the 250-acre site took place on Oct. 16, 2015.

Other area events:

The VFW Post 3308 in Tallahassee will host a family day barbecue at the post after its VFW Memorial Day Ceremony at the VFW Cemetery, located at the intersection of Fox Road and Old Briar Trail.

The service to honor veterans who have died is free and open to the public and begins at 10:30 a.m. 

They will also be at the Tallahassee Old City Cemetery at 7 p.m. placing flags at headstones. Click here for more information.

InTallahassee, a blood drive is being held over the Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 25, through Tuesday, May 29, by the Big Red Bus Blood Drive. Contact 1 (888) 936 - 6283 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. 

To donate, healthy people must be age 16 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. More information is available at For locations and hours, visit

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