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Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Veterans Advisory Council Honor Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

Orange County, Fla. – Citizens are invited to join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Veterans Advisory Council in remembering and saluting the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our Armed Forces this Memorial Day. The annual Orange County War Memorial and Wreath Presentation Commemoration Ceremony will take place at the Orange County Courthouse at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017. The event is free and open to the public.

Mayor Jacobs will deliver remarks and present a resolution during the commemoration event. She will then be accompanied by members of the Veterans Advisory Council, in a wreath laying ceremony, which will be followed by the playing of “Taps” to commemorate the fallen heroes. Brigadier General Helen G. Pratt, U.S. Marine Corps, will serve as the guest speaker.

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Date: Monday, May 29, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Orange County Courthouse
Address: 425 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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