FORT MYERS, FL (May 15, 2018) – Veterans will be honored on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at Oakridge Cemetery, 3263 C Street, Fort Myers, Florida. The event is coordinated by the American Military Veterans Foundation and the public is invited to attend.
The ceremony features a flag previously flown over the United States Capitol Building. It will be carried and presented by Gold Star Mother and Southwest Florida Chapter President Beth Haely. There will be a motorcade and musical accompaniment with the program.
Mayor Randy Henderson will deliver remarks to the group; other guests include Captain David Souders, Founder and National Commander of the AMMILVETS Foundation, and Dr. Patrick Holbert, U.S. Navy and AMMILVETS Foundation Chaplin. There will also be a wreath laying and roll call at the conclusion of the ceremony.