Dolphin Cove to honor three U.S. Navy veterans


Dolphin Cove will honor its military veterans at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the DeLeon Shores Park at 82 Dolphin Blvd. East.

The Military Appreciation Day ceremony is to recognize those in the Dolphin Cove neighborhood who have served or continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces.

This year, three U.S. Navy veterans will receive a special tribute. They are: BMCM Malone S. Jones Jr., USN retired; FTC John H. Bernard, USN retired; and MMC SS DV James P. Work, USN retired.

Joining in the festivities will be the Nease High School NJROTC, Hope For The Warriors, St. Johns County Fire and Rescue, the Sheriff’s Office and more. Members of different armed forces will have displays and activities, and there will be a World War II Jeep display. Two food trucks are also expected to be present.

Organizers encouraged those who have experienced the loss of a veteran in the past two years to forward the name to so that they may be honored during the ceremony.

Organizers also encourage others to volunteer or make donations toward these events. If interested, email They also encouraged people to fly their American flags.