During their October board meeting, Port Canaveral approved plans for a display at the new Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island, and contributed $25,000 to the expansion project. They also will begin waiving cruise parking fees for vehicles that have a Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate issued under s. 320.084, s. 320.0842, or 320.0845 Florida Statutes, effective immediately.
“We honor our veterans for their service and appreciate sacrifices they have made on behalf of our country,” said Commission Chairman Jerry Allender. “We are happy to tangibly show our gratitude for their contributions to our freedom.”
The display at the Veteran’s Center will showcase the history of the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard at Port Canaveral. According to Commission Vice Chairman Wayne Justice, “The exhibit will be a lasting memorial to the men and women who served this community and this country and preserve important artifacts for the education and enjoyment of generations to come.”