Collier County Veterans Council "Honoring All Who Serve"
Collier County Veterans Council"Honoring All Who Serve"

Upcoming Events:

The next CCVC meeting will be November 20th at 7pm.  Location is Naples City Council Chambers, 735 8th Street South, Naples, Florida 34102. Veterans Council meetings will be held there for the forseeable future. All veterans are encouraged to attend. Please, arrive 20 minutes early in order to visit with other members of the gallery. If you would like to address the Council and membership, contact President CPO William Carl to have your name added to the agenda.



The Collier County Veterans Council

recurring events

The Veterans Council conducts several public patriotic ceremonies throughout the year.  They include Memorial Day, Indedpendence Day parade, Veterans Day, and Flag Day(June 14).  Council members staff these events by organizing speakers, setting up venues, speaking to crowds, and performing patriotic rituals.

In addition, we gather to support funerals of veterans in Lee and Collier Counties.  We also volunteer to staff veteran-related fund raisers and special events.  Our monthly meetings provide a friendly forum where veteran groups can make public announcements, network, and support each other with information.  They are given a platform to announce their upcoming events, recent successes, and invite veterans to support their cause. 

Manatee Elementary school is having their Annual Salute to the Veterans program Friday Nov 8th, 2019

All veterans are encouraged to attend and participate.  Make sure you contact Lisa Braren to reserve a seat.

Location of the event:
Manatee Elementary School
1880 Manatee Rd.
Naples, Fl 34114
Please RSVP Lisa Braren, the music teacher at:


Independence Day Parade, July 4th, 9am

We will be gathering in the vicinity of Marissa Collections on Broad Ave to begin marching in the 4th of July Parade. Please arrive at 9am on the morning of the 4th in the vicinity of 3rd Street South and Broad Ave. South.

Celebrate Flag Day at the Freedom Memorial with the Veterans Council and local Scouting troops.

Sharing our national pride with the community

The ceremony begins Saturday, June 15th, at 9am at the giant granite flag of the Freedom Memorial, 1515 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples, FL 34105-3106. It is followed by the prescribed disposal method of worn and tattered flags through incineration. It will be performed by Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts.  

Reenergizing Veterans Through Adventure and Challenge.

Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Our veterans courses are open to active duty servicemen and servicewomen and veterans of all conflicts who have deployed as a part of their service.  All applicants to our veterans courses will be asked to verify their service with their DD-214 for veterans or deployment documentation for active duty military members.

Collier County Veterans Expo at New Hope Ministries

February 22, 2020 at 7675 Davis Blvd, Naples. 

Over 50+ vendors and services for veterans and family members onsite!
-Local Services
-Aid and Attendance
-TBI and PTSD Information
-Burial Benefits
-Surviving Spouse Benefits
-VA Healthcare Sign-Up
-Veteran Organizations
-Compensation Benefits
-Education and Employment
-Homeless Assistance
-Elder Care Services
-Service Dog Info
-Collier County Services
-Hospice Care/Palliative Care

Operation Outdoor Freedom from the Florida Department of Agriculture

View the schedule and apply to participate

Outdoor Freedom is an endeavor of the Florida Forest Service that provides recreational opportunities to wounded veterans. Participants must be Florida residents (as defined in s. 379.101(30)(b)) who are honorably discharged military veterans with either a service-connected disability rating of 30% or greater from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs or be a Purple Heart recipient.

Events can be accessed from the list, calendar, or map below. Click on the name for basic information. You may apply once for each event.


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