Port Canaveral Salutes our Nation’s Veterans


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.
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Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world's most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers, including space, Port Canaveral hosts more than 4 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 5.5 million of tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined, including public parks, free public boat ramps, marinas, an entertainment district, and the seven-story interactive exhibit and event venue Exploration Tower. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com.
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