Veterans Day Memorial in Sebastian (Photos)

Veterans Day Memorial at Riverview Park in Sebastian, Florida.
Veterans Day Memorial at Riverview Park in Sebastian, Florida.

The VFW 10210 and American Legion Post 189 of Sebastian hosted their annual Veterans Day Memorial on Wednesday at Riverview Veterans Park.

The turnout was great, and most people wore face masks and practiced social distancing during the memorial service.

Rav Michael Birnholz, Rabbi at Temple Beth Shalom of Vero Beach, did the invocation. Also present was retired Army Veteran Col. Patty Ryan as the guest speaker, and Fr. Dave Newhart, a Director on the Board for the Veterans Council of IRC, for the Benediction.

Sebastian area honor guard and Micheal Hyde, bagpiper, and merchant marine was also present. 

Sebastian Mayor Ed Dodd, City Manager Paul Carlisle, Police Chief Dan Acosta, Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers, County Commissioner Joe Flescher, and Council members Fred Jones and Chris Nunn were also present.

Here are some pictures we took today of the Veteran’s Day Memorial.

Veterans Day Memorial in Sebastian
Veterans Day Memorial in Sebastian
Sebastian River High School Band
Veterans Day Memorial
Veterans Day Memorial
Rav Michael Birnholz, Rabbi at Temple Beth Shalom of Vero Beach
Lt. Timothy Wood of the Sebastian Police Department
Retired Army Veteran Col. Patty Ryan
(Left to Right) Sebastian Mayor Ed Dodd, City Manager Paul Carlisle, and Council member Fred Jones.
(Left to Right) Fr. Dave Newhart, Sebastian Police Chief Dan Acosta, County Commissioner Joe Flescher, and newly elected Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers.
Sebastian City Councilman Chris Nunn
Veterans Day Memorial
Veterans Day Memorial
Veterans Day Memorial
Veterans Day Memorial
Veterans Day Memorial
Veterans Day Memorial
Veterans Day Memorial

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. In broadcasting, he has worked for WFLX-TV, WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. Andy has also worked as a computer engineer and a senior systems analyst for a variety of top companies. He has lived in Sebastian since 2002, and joined Sebastian Daily as our editor in chief in 2016. Andy’s family has lived in Sebastian for over 45 years.