Ormond Beach museum to honor veterans


The Ormond Memorial Art Museum is inviting the public to its annual Veterans Day Tribute on Monday, Nov. 11. The tribute will begin at 11 a.m.

The ceremony will include music by the Bethune-Cookman University Tuba Euphonium Brass Ensemble under the direction of Matt Simmons, the presentation of colors by the AFROTC of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a welcome by Ormond Beach Mayor Ed Kelley and comments by Mathew Ellis, LTC, U.S. Army, retired.

Ellis will be representing the V.A. Wellness Center program. The Ormond Memorial Art Museum partners with the V.A. Wellness Center to provide monthly art outreach to veterans.

The museum was founded in 1946 as a tribute to veterans and many local veterans actually helped to build the gallery space.

The ceremony will begin under a large tent in the museum parking lot located on the south end of the Memorial Gardens.

Program for kids too
Upon completion of the ceremony, the tribute will move inside the museum with light refreshments and a sing-a-long of patriotic songs.

Young people are especially invited to attend to pay tribute to those who have served. Children from various local schools have prepared thank-you letters for the attending veterans.

The current exhibition in the museum, “Rated G for Graphic” showcases the artwork in comic books, video games and graphic novels.

The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking will be available at The Casements and St. James Church as well as along Halifax Drive and Seton Trail and other area parking lots.

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum is located at 78 East Granada Blvd. in Ormond Beach.
Visit www.ormondartmuseum.org for additional information.



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