Memorial Day is a day to remember and commemorate the brave men and women who died while serving in the United States’ armed forces. Every year, there are always tons of events in South Florida during Memorial Day weekend for this national holiday. This year, consider checking out the nationally-televised two-day National Salute to America’s Heroes for your Memorial Day festivities. No matter what you are interested in, you’re sure to have a great time. Read on to see what’s in store.
Air and Sea Show
Known as “The Greatest Show Above the Earth,” this event will spotlight the women, men and technology equipment from the five branches of the United States military. You won’t want to miss the country’s most incredible and impressive fighter jets and bombers soaring over the stunning shores of Miami Beach. In addition to this, there will be local police, firefighters and their First Responder agencies joining in on the Air & Sea Show festivities during the two days it is occurring.
Sea events will be from 10 a.m. to noon, and they will include a jet ski freestyle exhibition, a wakeboard demonstration, a flyboard demonstration, an offshore powerboat racing exhibition and a stunt kite demonstration. Air events will occur from noon to 4 p.m., and among the demonstrations and fly-bys are a USAF F-35 Lighting II, USN F-18 Super Hornet, USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon, USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II, USAF B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber and a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker. Precision exercises will include USAF Pararescue Special Ops Demonstration SAR, USCG Air Force Rescue and US Customs Border Protections Drug Interdiction Exercise.
Music Explosion Lineup
After the epic Air & Sea Show, the Music Explosion event will completely take over the Altec Lansing Stage on Miami Beach. Music Explosion will feature renowned musical artists, such as Kent Jones, MAX and Shaggy. The event will be hosted by Miami’s own DJ Irie. On top of these, there will be performances by the U.S. Air Force “Max Impact” band and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team. To top off this exciting evening, there will be a special night-pyro parachute demonstration by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.
Salute 365 Initiative
Salute 365 Network’s mission is to “connect thoughtful Americans and our patriotic corporate sponsors with our national heroes, paying tribute to them by providing recognition, encouragement and support.” Their goal is to create a bottom-up network of Americans to come together and help support the women and men who fight for our country everyday through various media platforms.
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