Veterans Day Ceremony
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A Brief Message from our Executive Director, Cynthia Ryan

Hello Friends, 

Can you believe it is November already?There are so many ways you can honor veterans this veterans day, we will share a couple of them below. There are also many opportunities to get involved with the Veterans Council and our veteran  community.  

The Veterans Council has been hard at work connecting with veterans in need of resources and services.  Thank you to everyone in our community who helps provide support to our veterans through your generosity.  Whether it is a financial contribution, an in-kind donation, attending or sponsoring one of our events, volunteering, or just spreading the word about our programs.  We thank you!!!

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Head to Walking Tree Brewery each Tuesday through Veterans Day from 5 pm - 6 pm for E-Club Happy Hour! Join us as we gather with our fellow military neighbors for a beer and good conversation. 

A portion of the proceeds from each E-Club Happy Hour will go directly to the Veterans Council of Indian River County and our mission to support all Indian River County veterans and their families while raising awareness of veteran needs and their contributions to society.

E-Club Happy Hour Dates: 5 pm - 6 pm
October 11, 2022
October 18, 2022
October 25, 2022
November 1, 2022
November 8, 2022

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2022 we will meet up at Walking Tree for a Veterans Day Celebration.  Stay tuned for more information...



In honor of Veterans Day, the Veterans Council of Indian River County invites the community to attend a Veterans Day Ceremony Friday, November 11th, 2022 at 8:45am on Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary in Vero Beach’s Riverside Park. This event is free to the public.

The Veterans Council of Indian River County is honored to have Colonel Tony Young, US Army Retired as the guest speaker for the event.  Colonel Young is a native of Vero Beach  and was a member of the first VBHS Air Force Junior ROTC Class to complete the full program in 1972. He served as a medical evacuation aviator, medical operations planner & Chief of Staff of the 30th Medical Brigade. Colonel Young deployed in the Gulf War, Bosnia and Iraq. In 2006, he returned home after 30 years of active military duty. He is a past Veterans Council President. In 2016 Colonel Young was elected to the Vero Beach City Council. He is the former 2020 Vero Beach Mayor. Today he is leading the WWII Tribute Team. 

“The Veterans Council is proud and honored to present the annual Veterans Day Ceremony to our community” said Cynthia Ryan, Executive Director of the Veterans Council.  “We are proud to salute our veterans for their selfless service and sacrifice. We want them to know that the Veterans Council is here working to provide programs to help our veterans thrive.  We owe them so much and we are here to celebrate them.”

The ceremony will include full military honors, with the Parade of the Colors by veteran groups, City of Vero Beach Police Department, Indian River County Sherriff’s Office, Indian River County Fire Rescue and numerous civic organizations.  The Vero Beach High School Band will provide music throughout the ceremony.

The ceremony will start promptly at 9:00 am.  Ample parking is available at Riverside Park, with the Veterans Council providing a complimentary shuttle to and from the overflow parking lot.  Please remember to bring your lawn chair to enjoy this ceremony honoring our veterans.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center.

Mission of Veterans Council of Indian River County:

To support all Indian River County veterans and their families while raising awareness of veteran's needs and their contributions to society.

For more information about the Veterans Council of Indian River County, visit or call (772) 410-5820

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The Purple Heart Cane Project
The Indian River Woodcarvers club members carve and donate Eagle Head Canes to Purple Heart Veterans of all wars free of charge, to thank them for their service. The canes are presented approximately once a year.  

Congratulations to our
3rd Annual Clay Shoot Winners


First Place Individual:
Jay Davey


First Place Team:
Joe Earman, Ronnie Meeks, Calvin Reams, Jay Davey


Second Place Individual:
Ross "Rooster" Chambers


Second Place Team:
Colleen Cleavenger, Lynnette Thorstensen, Pam Matherne,
Robin Mixton


Third Place Individual:
James Bentecourt


Third Place Team:
Dennis Matheson, Deryl Loar, Marty Sanderson, Robert Regg

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