Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day Tribute – A Moment of Remembrance and Gratitude Ceremony


RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA – Equip Memorial Day Tribute – A Moment of Remembrance and Gratitude Ceremony

The City of Riviera Beach and Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency had a moment of remembrance and gratitude ceremony for Memorial Day on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9:30am in Bicentennial Park at the Riviera Beach Marina Village.

“Home of the free, because of the brave.” – Unknown. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, to honor the brave men and women who died while serving in our Armed Forces. This site of the Gold Star Families Memorial Marker at Bicentennial Park in Riviera Beach, Florida is to honor and remember our fallen military who made the ultimate sacrifice and the Gold Star Families who continue to endure their loss. Wreaths were laid as a tribute to their sacrifice.

The ceremony started with a welcome from Chairperson/CRA Commission Chair, Shirley D. Lanier and then posting of the flags by the Riviera Beach Honor Guard. Faith’s Place led us in both the National Anthem and God Bless America during the event. Other speakers included KaShamba Miller-Anderson, Chair-Pro-Tem/City and CRA Commision, Riviera Beach; Dr. Julia Botel, Commissioner City and CRA; Chaplain Anthony Beazley; Lauren Berkson-Hurst, Gold Star Daughter of Captain Joseph M. Berkson; Sgt. Rosanna Powers, Veteran, USMC; Robert Jaegers, Commander, American Legion Post 271; Nathan E. Osgood, Police Chief, City of Riviera Beach; John M. Curd, Jr., Fire Chief, City of Riviera Beach; William Arcuri, USAF, FPOW Vietnam; and Al Johnson on Saxophone playing Taps. There was a brief reception that followed on the Gulfstream Terrace of the Riviera Beach Marina Village Event Center.

Memorial Day Tribute

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

The Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is at the heart of dramatic transformations underway within the district. Formed in 1984 by the Riviera Beach City Council, the Riviera Beach CRA provides funding for a wide scope of projects that incentivize economic growth through business attraction and retention; finances and new and improved infrastructure for real estate projects; and generally works to expand the tax base by creating a welcoming environment that eliminates blight and improves the perception of safety in the area.

The Agency’s main mission is to guide the city’s redevelopment efforts. This includes making investments of public funds in key infrastructure improvement projects that have the capacity to act as a catalyst for additional private funding and development, create jobs and help to improve the quality of life for city residents. For more information about the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, follow the official Facebook, Instagram @RBCRA and Twitter @RivieraBeachCRA pages or visit