Port Canaveral, FL – Port Canaveral joins the nation in recognizing the men and women of our Armed Forces to honor them on Veteran’s Day, November 11th. Port Canaveral has a long and rich history with our nation’s military, dating back to 1878 when the Department of the Navy recognized the Port’s geographical importance and asked Congress to create a deepwater port at Cape Canaveral.
Port Canaveral is proud of the more than 230 employees who contribute to the successful operation and management of Port Canaveral, a number of them having served in all branches of the U.S. military and the U.S. Merchant Marine. The Port salutes all Veterans past and present who made sacrifices in service to our nation at home and abroad.
“Veteran’s Day is a time to remember the sacrifices our military members make in service to this great country,” stated Capt. Murray, Port CEO. “This is a time for reflection and expressed gratitude to all those in service our country, past and present, many of whom work here at Port Canaveral,” said Port CEO John Murray.
In observance of Veteran’s Day, Port Canaveral’s administrative offices will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017 to honor the service and dedication of the men and women who have and continue to serve in the military.