Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola hosted its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody was there.
Veterans Park Foundation President Jack Brown served as Master of Ceremonies for the program, which was held under a cloudless sky and typical May temperatures around 90 degrees. In his opening remarks, Brown pointed to a couple of new projects under construction – the Revolutionary War monument, and new Wall South information kiosk.
People are crowding onto Santa Rosa Island for the Memorial Day weekend. Many are looking forward to the beach parties that mark the annual mostly LGBT gathering at Park East.
About 150,000 people attended the LGBT-related events last Memorial Day. And organizer Johnny Chism is expecting higher numbers this time around. A number of events are on tap at Emerald City on Wright Street – the downtown Pensacola bar owned by Chism and considered the headquarters for the LGBT weekend.
Memorial Day, the so-called “unofficial start of summer,” is eight weeks away and counting. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody looks at the first of a series of AAA's suggestions on how to save money on that vacation. This installment deals with lodging.
Jessica Brady at AAA South in Tampa says the one rule of thumb the auto club wants everyone to remember is that historically, the closer Memorial Day looms, booking a hotel will become harder and more expensive.