Commissioner Jerry Libbin Unites Miami Beach Communities For 2011 Veterans Day Parade And Ceremony

Top Quote Join us for the 2011 Veterans Day Parade in Miami Beach. The Parade will be held on Veterans Day, November 11th, beginning at 9am. End Quote
  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) October 25, 2011 - Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin is continuing in his commitment to organize local support for our troops during the Veterans Day Parade in Miami Beach. Since his involvement with the Veterans Day Parade in 2009, Commissioner Libbin has consecutively set record participation numbers by encouraging schools, organizations and businesses to join in the annual celebration and ceremony honoring veterans. The 2011 Veterans Day Parade is hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3559. Applications for group participation may be requested at Jerry Libbin's office at 305-673-7106 or jerry ( @ ) miamibeachfl dot gov dot

    "The men and women who serve our country with distinction deserve our appreciation every day," says Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin. "This parade gives us the opportunity to come together as a community to thank them."

    The 2011 Veterans Day Parade will be held on Veterans Day, November 11th, beginning at 9am. Participants will line up at 8:30am along Washington Avenue on 17th Street. Commissioner Libbin will speak along with other presenters to commence the wreath laying ceremony and 21-gun salute at Flamingo Park at 10:30am followed by a moment of silence at 11am in honor of our First World War Armistice Day Tradition.

    Veterans Day ceremonies have long taken place on Miami Beach. Commissioner Libbin has further developed this tradition by drawing well over 2,000 participants from local organizations, such as:

    13th Army Band
    American Airlines
    American Senior High School
    Best Buddies International
    Biscayne Elementary School
    Biscayne Point Homeowners Association
    Boucher Brothers
    CA State Trooper Classic Vehicle
    Circ X
    Darren Buckner's Martial Arts
    Death with Dignity
    Duck Tours
    FHP Patrol Classic Vehicle
    Fienberg Fisher K-8
    Fire Department Honor Guard
    First Citizens Bank
    Flamingo Park Neighborhood Association
    G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School
    Girl Scouts
    Hands on Miami
    Happy Kids
    Homeowner Associations
    MB Chamber of Commerce
    MB Fire Engine
    MB Senior High Key Club
    MB Senior High School Band
    MB Senior High School Drum Corps
    MB Senior High School Naval Group
    MBPD Color Guards
    Miami Beach Botanical Garden
    Miami Beach Homeowners & Neighborhood Associations
    Miami Jackson Senior High School Band
    Miss Miami Beauty Queens
    NAHA - Nautilus Homeowners Association
    Nautilus Middle School
    Neptune Society
    North Beach Development Corporation (NBDC)
    North Beach Elementary Students
    Ocean Drive Association (ODA)
    Planet Beach Contempo Spa
    Police Athletic League (PAL)
    Police Explorers
    Robert Morgan Education Center HS - 2 buses
    Rotary Club
    Sand In Your Boots
    Sand In Your Boots Members
    Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
    Special Forces with Southern Command
    Sunflower Society Art Students
    Tammy Green Agency Models
    Teen Job Corps
    The Electric Bicycle Store
    The Graduates - Softball Team
    Tim Hardaway Foundation Leadership Academy/SOS
    Tremont Towing
    U.S. Army Reserves
    U.S. Coast Guards - Sector Miami & Color Guards
    Veterans from American Legion Post 85 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3559
    Waste Management & Robot Cycler

    About The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3559
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars group provides war veterans with resources for services such as medical care, educational benefits, memorial creations and other programs. To contribute to the Miami Beach Post 3559, donation checks can be made payable to VFW Post 3559 and mailed to 650 West Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

    About Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin
    Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin has worked diligently to preserve and enhance the city's unique and vibrant character since being elected in 2005. Commissioner Libbin has a record of tangible results from his policy initiatives dealing with fiscal responsibility, public education, international trade, economic development, arts and culture, the environment and sustainability, neighborhood improvement projects and condominium owner rights.

    Commissioner Libbin currently vice-chairs the City Commission's Neighborhoods/Community Affairs Committee and is an Alternate Member of the Land Use and Development Committee. He is also very involved with the Sustainability Committee. Awards and recognitions for his civic leadership include the Emerald City Award from the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches, the Kiwanian of the Year Award, the North Beach Development Corp Leadership award, and the Outstanding Leadership award from the Optimist Club. He has also been featured consecutively in Miami Today's Book of Leaders. Commissioner Libbin has served as the President and CEO of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2010.

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