City Manager Greg Veliz, Mayor Teri Johnston, and VFW members Ed Walters, Jerry Hughes, Jim King, Curly McGinn, Ray Cottom, Monica Degnan, and Rod Delostrinos.

Mayor Teri Johnston proclaimed November 11th as Veteran’s Day

Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission, during Wednesday’s meeting, honored our nation’s veterans by proclaiming November 11th as Veteran’s Day.

Each year the citizens of the City of Key West pay tribute on this day to the generations of Veterans who have answered the call of duty and served this great nation with such distinction in times of peace and war.

The community has a longstanding positive relationship with the U.S. Armed Forces and a continuing sense of gratitude to those who have sacrificed in the defense of this nation. Americans have an abiding faith in the ideals and strengths on which our great nation was founded, in our democratic process, and in those who have served our country so well.

VFW Post #3911 Junior Vice Commander Ed Walters accepted the proclamation, and introduced Jim King, who joined the Navy during the Korean war and served as a Seabee in Danang.

King presented the mayor a flag that he personally hoisted aboard the USS Constitution.

Due to the pandemic, there will be no Veteran’s Day Parade or public ceremony. However, according to Jerry Hughes, members of VFW Post #3911 will be laying wreaths at the Veteran’s Memorial and hosting a Facebook Live event at 11 a.m. on November 11th so that the community can share this important occasion. The link can be found at

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