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

Upcoming Events:

The next CCVC meeting will be August 21st 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. 


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.  

NTRC’s Operation Strides is an Equine-Facilitated Therapeutic Horsemanship program 

On Thursday, August 8th and Thursday, August 29th, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center will be hosting Operation Strides. Operation Strides is an Equine-Facilitated Program for military service veterans. Please help us spread the word!


Thursday, August 8th is for veterans only and we will meet from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at NTRC. There we will be time at the end to meet for a meeting in our meeting space after with snacks and refreshments.

Thursday, August 29th is for veterans and the families. We will meet from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at NTRC and will have food and refreshments in the meeting space after for everyone to gather and enjoy.  


This program is offered as a FREE service to our veterans.

Operation Stride’s equine-assisted activities are interactive and challenging. This program is devoted to improving the lives of our military service men and women.

Closed toed shoes are required to participate. There will be no riding of the horses all of the interaction will be ground-work based.


Benefits of Therapeutic Horsemanship:

Opens an improved line of Communication with family 
Restores a Strong Bond with your family
Gain Confidence
Manage Anger 
Reduce Anxiety
Work Together as a Team

Develop Strong Interpersonal Relationship Skills

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center * 206 Ridge Drive, Naples FL 34108 * 239-596-2988

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