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Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery to host 35th annual Memorial Day Service

By Staff | May 18, 2016

Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, a Dignity Memorial provider in Cape Coral, will host its 35th annual Memorial Day service at 10 a.m., Monday, May 30, in the Veterans Honor Garden at the cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

The service will bring community leaders and veterans organizations together to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The Rev. Jack Mulvey, MSGT U.S. Air Force Ret., will serve as the chaplain for the service. The Honorable Marni Sawicki, mayor of Cape Coral, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and read a Proclamation from the city. Gold Star Parents&?Families will be their very special guest. “The Sun-Sations” 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,” said Chuck Warren of Coral Ridge Funeral Home & Cemetery, in a prepared statement. “We hope the families who join us for the service gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of honoring our military, whether that is those currently serving or veterans who served in the past.”

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, Oasis High School Army JROTC “Shark Battalion,” Boy Scout Troop 8463, Cub Scout Pack 82, Cape Coral Fire Department, Cape Coral Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office will also participate.

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.

Refreshments will be served following the service.

Call (239) 283-0540 for more information.