Memorial Day 2020: Events in Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral
As Memorial Day draws near, a handful of local organizations have opted to continue with tributes, ceremonies and other events despite limitations imposed by COVID-19.
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Hundreds observed a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens on Monday The News-Press
What: Memorial Day Service
Where: Integrity Church SWFL, 10421 Pennsylvania Ave., Bonita Springs
When: 10 a.m., Sunday, May 24
Details: Attendees are encouraged to wear camouflage and patriotic colors.
What: Memorial Day Tribute
Where: The Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library, 4820 Leonard Street, Cape Coral
When: Noon-3 p.m.
Details: In addition to live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction, there will be an exhibit of the USS Nimitz to honor the 14 men who died on May 26, 1981, when a Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler crashed on the flight deck. The event will begin at noon with a flag-raising ceremony before moving inside the museum, which is at 50% capacity, for the bulk of the program.
What: Memorial Day Remembrance Service
Where: Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, 950 Chiquita Blvd. S., Cape Coral
When: 10 a.m.
Details: The 39th annual service will pay tribute to fallen veterans while following social distancing guidelines.
What: Memorial Day Ceremony
Where: Golden Gate VFW Post 7721, 800 Neffs Way, Naples
When: 11 a.m.
Details: The VFW asks guests to respect social distancing measures.
What: Curbside Boxed Lunch Fundraiser
Where: American Legion Post 254, 6648 Taneytown Street, North Port
When: Noon-3 p.m.
Details: The adult pulled pork lunch is $8 and the kids hot dog lunch is $5. Sides include coleslaw, pork and beans and cookies.
What: Memorial Day Honoring Celebration
When: 1 p.m.
Details: The ceremony will feature the history of Memorial Day as well as a guest speaker.