Week of Valor Honoring Jacksonville’s Military Community

Posted By: Tue, October 31, 2017

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The Week of Valor, held from Nov. 3 to Nov. 14, is a series of events hosted throughout the city that honors the service and sacrifice of Jacksonville's military community.

“Our veteran and military community has contributed significantly to making Jacksonville the vibrant city it is. We are just as grateful for their service to the country as we are for their service to the local community, and value every opportunity to demonstrate our respect and appreciation." - Mayor Lenny Curry

From the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels, to the Veterans 5K to the Jaguars Military Appreciation Game, Jacksonville is hosts a variety of events honoring our veteran and military community between Nov. 4-13 during the 2017 Week of Valor.

The Week of Valor is an annual observance led by Jacksonville's Military Affairs and Veterans Department to recognize the military community and their families, and it includes the following events:

Friday, Nov. 3 at 11 am: POW/ MIA Memorial Inc. Dedication and Open House Ceremony

Location: Cecil Field (16112 New World Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32221)

Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10 am: NAS Jax Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels

Location: Naval Air Station Jacksonville (6801 Roosevelt Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32212)

Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8 am: 6th Annual Salute to Veterans 5K

Location: Jacksonville Landing (2 Independent Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32202)

Monday, Nov. 6 11:30 am - 1:30 pm: JAX Chamber 15th Annual Military Appreciation Luncheon

Location: Hyatt Regency Riverfront (225 E. Coastline Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32202)

Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10 am: University of North Florida Veterans Day Tribute

Location: UNF Student Union (1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224)

Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1pm and 5 pm: Be CreditWize Seminar

Location: Jacksonville Public Library - Main (303 N. Laura St. Jacksonville, FL 32202)

Thursday, Nov. 9 8:30 am - 3:30 pm: Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Forum

Location: Legends Center (5054 Soutel Drive Jacksonville, FL 32208)

Friday, Nov. 10 at 4 pm: Semper Fidelis Society Observance

Location: Evergreen Cemetery (4535 N. Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206)

Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11:01 am: Veterans Day Parade

Location: Downtown Jacksonville - Starts at Everbank Field

Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 pm: Jaguars vs. Chargers Military Appreciation Game

Location: Everbank Field (1 Everbank Field Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32202)

Tuesday, Nov. 14 10 am - 2:00 pm: Military and Veterans Job and Resource Fair

Location: Kingdom Plaza at Normandy Mall (5310 Lenox Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32205)

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