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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Community to Pay Tribute to America’s Heroes at Centennial Park

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FORT MYERS, FL (May 16, 2019) – “A Tribute to America’s Heroes” will be held on Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Centennial Park, located at 2000 West First Street, Fort Myers. Free and open to the public, this ninth annual event honors men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to our country. Sponsors include the City of Fort Myers Recreation Division, the Lee County Chapter of the American Red Cross, American Legion Post 38, and Lee County Veteran’s Affairs.

The program features guest speakers, music by the Southwest Florida Symphony, presentation of colors by the Fort Myers Police Department, and a rifle salute by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The LCSO and Lee County Mosquito Control will perform a helicopter flyover, and a wreath will be laid on the Caloosahatchee River by local marine units.

The American Red Cross is accepting items for care packages for deployed troops. The public is encouraged to donate items such as individually wrapped candy, microwave popcorn, nuts, pretzels, and powdered drink mixes. Toiletry items are also needed, including shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath soap, and shower gel. Other non-perishable items will be accepted; including travel size wet wipes, sunscreen, lip balm, and foot power or entertainment activities such as playing cards, puzzles, and reading materials for the troops.

For more information about A Tribute to America’s Heroes, please contact Janet Cole at 239-321-7529 or via email at