Memorial Day events in the Panhandle

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — If you are looking for a way to celebrate Memorial Day, there are plenty of events going on this weekend.

If you are looking for a way to celebrate here’s a list:

Memorial Day Observance at Kent-Forest Lawn Cemetery

The Bay County Commission and The Bay County Veteran’s Council will begin the Memorial Day Observance at 10 a.m. on Friday at Kent-Forest Lawn Cemetery.

BYO: Bring Your Own Boat Memorial Day Weekend

No Name Lounge, DJ Danny D and Destination Panama City are hosting a Bring Your Own Boat Memorial Day event.

The event starts on Thursday and lasts until May 29. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: 5555 W Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401-1072.

For more information visit here.

Oasis Worship Center’s Memorial Day Celebration

Location: 8400 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407-4827

Time: 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Gum Creek Memorial

Over in Walton County, a memorial service will take place at the Gum Creek Cemetery. The cemetery marks the final resting place of veterans of the American wars all the way back to the early 19th Century.

The event will include the posting of colors, the playing of taps, and everyone will have the opportunity to recognize any veteran and any situation that represents the dignity of the day.

The public is invited to the event, which begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday. The cemetery is located at 1350 County Highway 183B in DeFuniak Springs.

Memorial Day Event at Aaron Bessant Park

The VFW and American Legion will hold a Memorial Day remembrance event at Aaron Bessant park honoring all who died in service.

There will be a short ceremony along with a wreath-laying. The Arnold High School JROTC color guard will be there to present the colors. The event is sponsored by VFW Post 10555 and American Legion Post 420.

The ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial.