The Board of Directors at American Military Veterans Foundation (AMMILVETS) would like to invite you to attend a Special Flag Raising Ceremony for our Heroes & Veterans that are interred in the Oakridge Section of Ft. Myers Cemetery. In September during Hurricane Irma the flag pole that was in the Oakridge section was blown over. Well because of supply and demand and scheduling it took a little time to replace the flag pole. In early April we were contacted about there being no flag pole in place, so we reached out to Mayor Henderson. He and his team put a temporary one in place until the permanent one arrived and could be installed. In the mean time we sent a request through Senator Nelson’s office to fly a flag over the Capitol of DC in Honor of these Heroes & Veterans. With the flag pole in place and the flag here in Ft. Myers we have planned a Special Event to Honor and show Respect for those Heroes & Veterans who Rest in the Oakridge section. We ask that you please come out and take part in this ceremony that is being held on Armed Services Day. The Board of Directors at American Military Veterans Foundation would like to “thank” the City of Fort Myers for all they did and for letting us put this special event together. There will be an escort of the U.S. Flag which will be carried by Gold Star Mother SW FL Chapter President Beth Haely. Upon arriving at the cemetery, we will be having a Special Flag Raising Ceremony conducted by the Veterans of AMMILVETS as well as some special presentations and key note speakers. Saturday – 19 MAY Staging: 0930 hrs 2241 Park 82 Drive (The old Sunoco gas station that sits next to Speedway on MLK Blvd. just east of I-75) Briefing: 0940 hrs KSU: 0945 hrs Ft. Myers Cemetery, Oakridge section 1728 Henderson Avenue Ceremony: 1000 hrs This will be a full LEO escort…flag bikes welcome. We encourage everyone to bring a 3’ x 5’ US Flag to help Honor our Fallen Heroes & Veterans interred in the Oakridge section of Ft. Myers Cemetery.
The Collier County Veterans Program recurring event
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.