It’s not too late: Memorial Day events in Southwest Florida


FORT MYERS, Fla. – Still need plans for Memorial Day? Celebrate military veterans throughout Southwest Florida with laughter at a local comedy club or by laying wreaths at a memorial park.

Veteran Memorial Day Service
What: Full Veterans of Foreign Wars Service presented by VFW Post 5690
Where: Restlawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte
When: Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact: Emil Venclik at

Brick Dedication at Purple Heart Monument
What: Purple heart recipient brick dedication ceremony
Where: Kiwanis’s Veterans Garden, Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda
When: Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Contact: Art McGinnis at

Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
What: 21-Gun salute, balloon release and special guest speaker
Where: Gulf Pines Memorial Park, 2401 Englewood Road, Englewood
When: Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Stacy Jones at 941-815-0291 or

Comedy Club
What: Comedy Club
Where: Viscani Restaurant and Comedy Theater, 2400 Kings Hwy, Punta Gorda
When: Monday, May 30, 2016
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: The event is open to the Public $10
Contact: Ann Marie or Phil at 941-629-9191

Cape Coral Memorial Day Ceremony
What: Ceremonies and memorials for past military
When: Monday, May 30, 2016
Where: Southwest Florida Military Museum, 4820 Leonard St, Cape Coral
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activities: Ceremonies in Museum Parking lot with special dignitaries
Cost: Museum is open with free entrance, $10 lunch
Contact:, 239-541-8704

Bonita Springs Honor Guard Salute to WWII Vets
What: honor guard salute, keynote speaker and video of four WWII veterans
When: Monday, May 30, 2016
Where: 26660 Country Club Dr, Bonita Springs
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Becky Salaun at 239-949-5023 or

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