Veterans Services

Our Mission

To provide dedicated service to all qualified veterans and their dependents ensuring that they are provided fair and just treatment in accordance with the published laws and regulations governing the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Veterans "How To" Information

Visit our How To Page for information on these topics:

  • Service-connected disability
  • Non-service connected pension
  • Health care application - veteran
  • Health care application - dependents (CHAMPVA)
  • Death compensation for dependents (DIC)
  • Death pension for dependents
  • Burial benefits
  • Home loan certificate
  • Education
  • Get assistance in completing forms
  • VA forms
  • Veterans events


Veterans Day Parade

The Bay County Board of County Commissioners and the Bay County Veterans Council will be hosting the Bay County Veterans’ Day Parade on Monday, November 12, 2018.  The parade will be a tribute to the men and women who have proudly served our country and a salute to the men and women now serving.

You are cordially invited to participate in this patriotic event.  If you plan to enter a unit in the parade, please complete the Parade Application and Release & Hold Harmless Agreement.  Government agencies do not need to complete the hold harmless agreement.  Please return to: Bay County Veterans Service Office, 840 W. 11th Street, Panama City, Florida 32401 by mail or you may fax your application to: (850) 248-8289 not later than October 17, 2018.  A unit number and place to assemble will then be assigned and will be provided to you not later than November 2, 2018.

The parade will commence at 9:30 A.M., and proceed south on Harrison Avenue to the downtown marina. Please see attached map of parade route.  After the parade, a review and a wreath laying ceremony will be held at the World War II Memorial.

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie McClung at the Bay County Veterans Service Office at (850) 248-8280.

View a larger version of Veterans Day Parade route map.

Veterans Day - Every November 11 Honoring All Who Served the USA