Memorial Day services in North and South Walton

May 8, 2019

May 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gum Creek Cemetery, Glendale 8 a.m.

The 23rd Annual Memorial Day Service will be held at the Gum Creek Cemetery located north of DeFuniak Springs off State Road 83 near Glendale.

The service will be held on May 27, 2019 and will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The Gum Creek Cemetery is one of the oldest in Walton County and is thought to be over 160 years old. The cemetery marks the final resting place of veterans from American’s wars all the way back to the early 19th Century, with 12 known Civil War Veterans and one confirmed Seminole War veteran buried on the property.

For additional information contact Tom Baker at 850-892-8185.

Gulf Cemetery, Santa Rosa Beach – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Historic Gulf Cemetery will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. The 105-year-old cemetery is located at 1466 S County Highway 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.

The 132 veterans interred in the cemetery will be honored in a service that will include a keynote speech by Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and F-15 Fighter Pilot, Scott Warner. The Cloud 9 Orchestra will return to play patriotic music during the ceremony. There will be a military aircraft flyover during the national anthem and the Walton County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will provide a ceremonial volley salute to the fallen. The ceremony will conclude with a “missing man” flyover formation performed with WWII aircraft from the Destin Warbirds. This annual Memorial Day ceremony is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to join in a dignified, respectful and patriotic tribute to the men and women who served our country in the Armed Forces and paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the children present will be provided American flags to place on each of the veterans’ gravesites. For more information, please visit to