Memorial Day weekend events in Manatee
What: Tribute to Heroes Memorial Day Parade
When: 5-9 p.m. Sunday
What: Veterans Memorial Park observance
When: 9 a.m. Monday
Where: Veterans Memorial Park on Bradenton riverfront, near Manatee Memorial Hospital in downtown Bradenton
What: Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell : 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Bushnell, 33513
The keynote speaker is Maj. Gen. Michael T. Plehn, Principal Director for Middle East Policy. Steve Jerve of WFLA TV News Channel 8 will be master of ceremonies. Joseph Harrin will lead the Hernando High School Band as they perform patriotic music prior to and during the ceremony.
Memorial Day at the Zoo
Lowry Park Zoo
Seminole Heights : 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604
Free admission for active duty or retired military personnel with photo ID. Also good for free admission for up to three direct dependents.
Armed Forces History Museum
Largo : 2050 34th Way N, Largo, 33771
The museum invites families to honor the holiday with rock wall climbing, bungee jumping, a bounce house, military vehicle rides, war reenactors, meet and greets with the Bomber Girls, karate demonstrations and a dance recital.
Price: $10, $5 ages 4-12.