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City of Hollywood Memorial Day Event – Salute to the Fallen

May 24, 2024

Memorial Day honors America's military men and women who lost their lives in service to their country. Many Americans observe the holiday by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades or other memorial events. But how did it all begin?

Reflecting on the origins of Memorial Day takes us back to the aftermath of the American Civil War, a pivotal point in our history. During this time, communities independently began hosting tributes to the fallen soldiers. They decorated their graves with flowers and flags. These humble acts would blossom into a national tradition. This annual observance, formally known as Decoration Day and later Memorial Day, offers a sacred time for us all. Veterans, families of Veterans, and the general public pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

It is a day to show our gratitude and remember their selflessness and unwavering courage.

The City of Hollywood continues this tradition and honors the sacrifice of these brave men and woman, as well as all military service personnel with an event called "Salute to the Fallen." The uplifting event features a DJ and musical performance on the outdoor amphitheater stage at the Boulevard Heights Community Center.

Join the City of Hollywood on Saturday, May 27th for an uplifting celebration to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Salute to the Fallen will be held on Saturday, May 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Boulevard Heights Community Center Amphitheater. The event will feature a musical performance by the Viva on the outdoor amphitheater stage. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from food trucks on site.

The Boulevard Heights Community Center is located at: 6770 Garfield Street and ample free parking is available. Please bring a chair or blanket for lawn seating. Single-use plastics are prohibited at this Boulevard Heights, so please consider bringing a reusable bottle of water instead.

For additional information on the event, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Special Events team at: 954.921.3404.

Traffic Update
A full closure is planned beginning Tuesday, May 28 - Hollywood Blvd Eastbound Between Dixie Hwy/21st Ave. intersection and 20th Avenue. Eastbound Hollywood Boulevard will be closed in the area while the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency’s contractor (Burkhardt Construction) prepares to begin the final phase of construction in the Downtown Streetscape Project.

Learn more about these closures and how they will affect your commute at: https://www.hollywoodfl.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1480

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