Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, a Dignity Memorial® provider in Cape Coral, will host their 37th Annual Memorial Day service. It will be at 10 a.m., Monday, May 28th in the Veterans Honor Garden located at 1630 SW Pine Island Road. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the service.
The service will bring community leaders and veterans organizations together to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Juan Cordero, 1SG U.S. Army Ret., will serve as the Chaplain for the service. The Honorable Joe Coviello, Mayor of Cape Coral, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and read a Proclamation from the City. Our Special Guests will include the Gold Star Parents & Families; these are individuals who have lost a child or sibling while serving. “Gulf Coast Harmonizers” and U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran Roy St. Onge will perform patriotic songs. A “Roll Call” of deceased veterans will be read by U.S. Air Force Veteran and Program Chair Chuck Warren.
“The annual Memorial Day observance is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the men and women who have served and who have sacrificed. We hope the families who join us for the service gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of honoring our military, whether it’s those currently serving or veterans who served in the past.” said Chuck Warren.
Additional activities will include the opportunity for family members to take a rubbing of their loved ones’ names on the Honor Wall; a Memorial Wreath presentation; a ceremonial fly-over by a UH-1 “Huey” helicopter from the Lee County Mosquito Control District; and a Motorcycle Ride-In by the American Legion Riders and Patriot Guard. The Harney Point VFW 8463, American Legion Post 90, Vietnam Veterans of America Firebase Chapter 594, Combat Infantrymen’s Association, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Knights of Columbus Assembly 2115, Oasis High School Army JROTC “Shark Battalion,” Boy Scout Troop 8463, Cub Scout Pack 82, Cape Coral Fire Department, Cape Coral Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office will also participate.
Chuck Warren, Chairman of the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program in Cape Coral, will speak on the need to honor and provide services for our homeless veterans. “As a local business employing Veterans, and family members of Veterans, we feel a much greater responsibility to honor the True Heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our amazing country and to assist their families through difficult times. To us, every Day is Memorial Day. Let us honor these true heroes,” said Chuck Warren.
The Dignity Memorial network of providers has several initiatives to honor and support our nation’s veterans and active military. The initiatives and programs include the Veterans Planning Guide, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, educational veterans seminars and special pricing for members of veterans service organizations.
Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery is a proud Dignity Memorial® provider in Cape Coral. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence to celebrate each life like no other. For more information, visit www.CoralRidgeFuneralHome.com or Call (239) 283-0540.