The SGT Timothy Padgett Chapter 811, Military Order of the Purple Heart will again honor those Florida Residents who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom during 2015 with a “Day of Remembrance”.
This solemn event will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The Ceremony will be held at the USAF Armament Museum, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida at 10:30am, and is Open to the Public.
The ceremony is conducted each year to honor those Florida Residents who have perished in the line of duty since September 11, 2001, while engaged in the Global War on Terror. The ceremony will include the reading of the Okaloosa County Proclamation naming the 3rd Saturday of January as Okaloosa County - Military Order of the Purple Heart “Day of Remembrance”, lighting of a memorial candle for each fallen Floridian, and honoring the Gold Star Families of Florida, with the solemn promise to never forget their departed loved ones.
In addition, a formal announcement will be made to outline the establishment of a Memorial Park and Gardens to be located on the USAF Armament Museum grounds in honor of our fallen.
Appropriate attire is requested; Business Casual or Duty Uniform.
For additional information please contact Sam Houston, Chapter Commander at 850-729-2748 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida’s Fallen Heroes – 2015
May 24, 2015 SFC Pablo A. Ruiz 3rd Special Forces Group (A) US Army Melbourne, FL
August 8, 2015 1SG Peter A. McKenna Jr. 7th Special Forces Group (A) US Army Crestview, FL
August 26, 2015 SSG Forrest B. Sibley 21st Special Tactics Squadron USAF Pensacola, FL
August 26, 2015 CPT Matthew D. Roland 23rd Special Tactics Squadron USAF FWB, FL
October 2, 2015 SrA Nathan C. Sartain 66th Security Forces Squadron USAF Pensacola, FL
December 21, 2015 MAJ Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen USAF Office of Special Investigations Niceville, FL