Memorial Day '21

Honor Military Heroes this Memorial Day at County's World-Class Park

Pay your respects to the brave men and women who gave their lives protecting the United States

Hillsborough County, along with the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, invites residents to visit Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa during Memorial Day weekend, in person or virtually. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission and parking.

In honor of Memorial Day, the Veterans Council, MacDill Air Force Base, and the Gold Star Families will host the inaugural Garden of Gold exhibit and flags display, which is a tribute to fallen sons and daughters who gave their lives protecting the United States.

The Garden of Gold flags display will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 30 and all day on Monday, May 31. 

The inaugural Garden of Gold proudly honors:

  • Landon L. Anderson
  • David C. Baxter
  • H. F. "Bud" Bolte IV
  • Christopher Brockway
  • Austin Caratelli
  • Dimitri del Castillo
  • Paul O. Cuzzupe II
  • Patrick Dolphin
  • Scott W. Dyer, SF
  • Jason J. Fabrizi
  • Adam S. Flanery
  • William D. Frantz
  • Frank Gross
  • Mohammed Haitham
  • Julian D. Harris
  • Richard "Buck" Hubbell III
  • Barton R. Humlhanz
  • Joseph F. Hunt
  • Amire M. Jennings
  • Corey J. Kowall
  • Derek Landers
  • Zachary C. Moore
  • Marc Leeland Plotts
  • Rhiannon "Pam" Ross
  • Gary Rowlett
  • Zachary L. Shannon
  • Matthew S. Sitton
  • Gerald M. Soens
  • Andrew K. Stern
  • Maurice Tucker
  • Jalfred David Vaquerano

Residents who can't visit Hillsborough County's Veterans Memorial Park in person can "walk the park" virtually with aerial videos of the memorials that range from the Seminole Wars through the War in Afghanistan. Displays at the park inspire reflection on the sacrifices of men and women who served the United States in times of conflict, and of their families and friends at home. Residents also can leave an online tribute to a Veteran in their life through the VA's Veterans Legacy Memorial.

For information about VA benefits, the Veterans Council of Hillsborough County, or Veterans Memorial Park and Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum, call (813) 635-8316 or visit


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