Siesta Key, FL has been home to great American luminaries over the years, and it hosts one of the nicest little veteran's day celebrations in America. The key sits right on the water where you can hear the ocean kicking up on the shore all the time, and the key is a nice little community that holds a gorgeous celebration of veterans every year.
The town comes together to honor the people that fought for America, and many of those people actually retired to the area. You will get to meet a lot of veterans, and you will be able to enjoy the beach at the same time. The nice restaurants will feed you well, and the little shops will help you get to know a shop owner that you want to meet in the future.
Siesta Key has long been an outpost on the gulf that people have trusted in, and it has turned into one of the most affluent towns in the state. Their celebration of veterans includes music, movies, food and crafts that you will love.
Take a trip down to Florida when it gets really cold where you live, and you will be able to enjoy just a touch more sunshine before it gets too dark and cold up north where you live. Take the trip down every year, check out their schedule online and you can plan a whole trip around a community that wants you to come visit them more than anything. They have veterans who want to talk to you about their service, and this is in a setting that you will not soon forget. Come back every year for good measure.