Here’s how you can honor military members during Veterans Day in South Florida
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Events will run throughout the day.

As the nation prepares to honor its military members this Veterans Day, events of all kinds are being organized throughout the country. If you’re in South Florida Monday, here are several ceremonies you can attend to pay your respects to those who’ve served.

Miami-Dade County

Doral: A parade is scheduled at run from 9 a.m. until noon at Veterans Park, 10190 NW 33 St.

North Miami: Starting at 10 a.m., members of the public can gather for a picnic and family day at Griffing Park, NE 123 St and W Dixie Highway.

Aventura: Veterans from the area will gather at noon to share their stories of service at the Aventura Government Center, 19200 W Country Club Dr.

Homestead: A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Losner Park, 104 N Krome Ave. That will be followed by a parade at noon.

Pinecrest: A commemoration will begin at 11 a.m. at Veterans Wayside Park at U.S. 1 and 104th St, where attendees can enjoy an Honor Guard presentation and complimentary lunch among other items.

Miami Beach: Those looking to walk in the Miami Beach Veteran’s Day parade can meet at 5th Street and Ocean Drive at 10:30 a.m. The parade itself begins at 11:11 a.m.

Miami Gardens: A luncheon aimed at honoring military members will be held at Lorna’s Caribbean & American Grill, 19752 NW 27th Avenue starting at noon.

Coconut Grove: This free event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. and will feature amusement rides, an obstacle course and live music at Regatta Park, 3500 Pan American Dr.

Broward County

Weston: A free breakfast will be offered to veterans and their family members starting at 9 a.m. at the Weston YMCA Family Center, 20201 Saddle Club Rd.

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea: An event to salute veterans begins at 10 a.m. at El Prado Park, 4501 El Mar Dr. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to Jarvis Hall, 4505 N Ocean Dr.

Coral Springs: The city’s annual Veterans Day ceremony is taking place at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd.

Sunrise: Beginning at 10:30 a.m., a ceremony will be held at the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheatre, 10610 W Oakland Park Blvd. The event will include a series of speakers, refreshments, the presentation of colors and more.

Tamarac: Also at 10:30 a.m., members of the public are invited to Veterans’ Memorial Park, 7826 Southgate Blvd for guest speakers, refreshments and the unveiling of Veterans’ Honor Wall.

Fort Lauderdale: At 11 a.m., individuals can gather at the Sandy Nininger statue at Riverwalk for an honor ceremony, followed by a barbecue at the American Legion Post 36, 1620 Marina Blvd.

Pembroke Pines: A lunch with veterans will take place at noon at the City Commission Chambers, 601 City Center Way.

Everglades Holiday Park: The park will be offering a 50 percent discount to military personnel who present a military ID. The offer will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Palm Beach County

Wellington: Start bright and early with a parade at 8:15 a.m. at Veterans Memorial on South Shore Blvd and Forest Hill Blvd. A ceremony will follow the parade at 8:30 a.m.

Delray Beach: A ceremony will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at Veterans Park Recreation Center, 802 NE 1st St.

Boynton Beach: Several veterans’ groups will gather at Boynton Beach Veterans Park, 411 N Federal Highway from 10 to 11 a.m.

Palm Beach Gardens: A concert and ceremony will kick off at 11 a.m. at Veterans Plaza Amphitheater, 10500 N Military Trail.

Boca Raton: Come see the city’s free Veterans Day concert starting at 7 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Ryan Nicol

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