Week of Valor and other veterans’ events in celebration of Veterans Day through Tuesday, various venues. (904) 630-2489 (630-CITY) or bit.ly/2yyLeK6.
“The Road to Victory in World War II by Land, Sea and Air,” exhibit by Bob Burch honoring veterans during November, Beaches branch library, 600 Third St., Neptune Beach. Exhibit features models of U.S. military World War II planes, ships, vehicles and trains, a salute to America’s Korean War veterans and America’s first Medal of Honor recipients. Includes World War II/Korean War-era books. (904) 241-1141.
SATURDAY — VETERANS DAY
Share-a-Haircut Program to benefit former servicemen and women across the country, all day, Hair Cuttery locations. For every haircut on Veterans Day, a free haircut certificate will be donated back to a veteran in the same community. Locations, haircuttery.com.
Ceremony, presented by Greater Beaches VFW Post 3270, 9 a.m., Beaches Veterans Memorial Park, Atlantic Boulevard and Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach. Speaker is City Councilman Bill Gulliford. (904) 249-7366.
Veterans Day at the Castillo, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Castillo de San Marcos, 1 S. Castillo Drive, across from St. Georges Street, St. Augustine. Features volunteers of various time periods displaying a timeline of the Castillo’s military history and living history encampments. Includes representatives of the First and Second Spanish periods, the British period, the Civil War period and World War II; also current military will be on site in the form of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and crew from Jacksonville’s HITRON Squadron and a Florida Air National Guard. Free admission. (904) 829-6506 or nps.gov/casa.
Celebration, 10:30 a.m., Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home, 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. (904) 285-1130 or pontevedravalley.com.
Georgia Parade, presented by the Veterans Council of the Golden Isles, 10:30 a.m., Mallery Street, from the ball fields’ park to the Casino stage near the St. Simons Pier, St. Simons Island, Ga.; Ceremony, 11 a.m., Casino Park, St. Simons Island, Ga. Speaker is Army Col. Terrance W. Adams, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart. Program will honor Navy veteran Zarak Hasbrouck of Brunswick, as the 2017 Veterans Council Veteran of the Year, for excelling in both civilian and military service accomplishments; and Chandra Capps Kendall of St. Simons Island, as the 2017 Civilian Recognition Award, for her service to veterans. (912) 437-6415 or myvcgi.com.
Ceremony, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial of Orange Park, Magnolia Cemetery, 1040 Kingsley Ave. Bring a chair. (904) 215-9177.
Camp Blanding Ceremony, 11 a.m., Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park, near the main gate, 5629 Florida 16 W., Starke. Host is Col. Daniel (Matt) Johnson, commander of Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. Speakers are Ken Detzner, Florida Secretary of State; and Brig. Gen. Trey Chauncey, assistant adjutant general, Army Training, Installations and Program for the Florida Army National Guard. Free. (904) 682-3188 or facebook.com/floridanationalguard.
Fernandina Parade, 11 a.m., Buccaneer Field, along Ash Street toward the riverfront, north on Second Street and east along Centre Street, ending at Central Park, Fernandina Beach. (904) 277-7300.
Jacksonville Parade, 11:01 a.m., after a moment of silence, starting at EverBank Field, downtown Jacksonville. Includes grand marshals, senior military officials, active-duty, retired military, veterans groups, area high school marching bands, decorative floats, giant balloons and JROTC units.
St. Augustine Parade, 11 a.m., downtown St. Augustine, from Orange Street to San Marco Avenue to Cathedral Place to Cordova Street. Features units from all military services, military bands and re-enactor units representing every war period from the Revolutionary War. Includes a flyover. (904) 495-6111 or moaa-acc.org.
Ceremony, 3 p.m., Lakeside Veterans Memorial Park, 2300 Florida A1A S., St. Augustine Beach. Features an honor guard, bagpipers, veterans groups and special guests. (904) 471-2122 or sabevents.com.
Veterans Day Block Party, 3 p.m.; concert with Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show, 7 p.m.; Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Includes a DJ, games and food trucks. Concert includes Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb. (904) 630-3900 or jaxevents.com.