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City of Jacksonville presents 2013 Week of Valor

12:27 PM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The City of Jacksonville and Mayor Alvin Brown announced Tuesday morning the Week of Valor from November 6 to 17.

This citywide event will salute the sacrifice and service of our military service women and men, and Jacksonville's growing military veterans community.

"Jacksonville is a proud military city, which is evident by the many businesses, organizations and individuals in our community who step forward every day to support our brave men and women," said Mayor Alvin Brown.

Here is a list of educational, patriotic, community and civics events that will take place during the Week of Valor:

  • JAX Chamber will kick off the 2013 Week of Valor with the annual Military Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. 
  • Friday, Nov. 8, the Week of Valor continues with a military appreciation luncheon for military veteran city employees in Hemming Plaza, sponsored by the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters and Winn-Dixie.
  • Nov. 10, W.W. Gay will host the Salute to Veterans 5K in Downtown Jacksonville. The race starts at 8 a.m. with discounted entry fees for all military, seniors 65 and older, and children 13 and under.
  • Monday, Nov. 11, the City of Jacksonville's signature Veterans Day Event, the annual Veterans Day Parade, will take place in Downtown Jacksonville. Prior to the start of the parade, Florida Blue will sponsor Mayor Brown's Veterans Recognition Breakfast to introduce Jacksonville's oldest veteran representative and the Grand Marshal for this year's parade. The parade will begin at EverBank Field at 11:01 a.m. and proceed west on Bay Street to the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

  • Nov. 12 and 13, several military men and women will be joined by veterans to visit local schools to talk with students about the Veterans Day and other civic-minded topics.  

  • On Thursday, Nov. 14, Home Depot and LISC Jacksonville will host a Veterans Housing Convention at the Wells Fargo office in Springfield to discuss and develop options to address veteran housing needs in Jacksonville.

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars will join Mayor Brown on Friday, Nov. 15, to make a key announcement about the Jaguars commitment of $1 million to veterans in Jacksonville and the expansion of services delivered by the city's Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Department.


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