The unofficial start to summer is here…….Memorial Day Weekend! Although this long weekend has come to be filled with family gatherings, outdoor recreation, delicious barbecues, and more fun, it is important that we remember the reason WHY we celebrate this holiday. The brave men and women of the United States military sacrifice so much everyday to serve our country and protect the freedoms that we hold dear. Memorial Day asks us to honor and remember our nation’s veterans. Spend some time this weekend thanking our local veterans for their service at one of these incredible Memorial Day events being held throughout the Naples area.

Bonita Springs Memorial Day Service

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Riverside Park (10451 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs)

Beautiful Riverside Park will once again be the site of Bonita Springs’ annual Memorial Day Service. Enjoy a morning of entertainment and family activities. Most importantly, there will be a Memorial Day Dedication for the community’s veterans, featuring a rifle salute, honor guard, and keynote speeches.

Collier County Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 10:00 am - Attendees are asked to arrive by 9:45 am

Location: Hodges Funeral Homes (525 111th Avenue North, Naples)

Come to a great ceremony of remembrance by the Veterans Council. There will be live music and inspiring speakers, including District 19 Congressman Francis Rooney and Army Brigadier General Ed Dyer (ret.). After the ceremony, enjoy a delicious BBQ picnic from Cook Brothers Barbecue.

Memorial Day at the Southwest Florida Military Museum

Date: Monday, May 29th

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Southwest Florida Military Museum (4820 Leonard Street, Cape Coral)

Check out the largest military museum in southwest Florida this Memorial Day. There will be live entertainment, free tours of the museum, and a breakfast in the morning.

Private Reserve Realty extends the sincerest of THANK YOUs to our nation’s active armed service members and veterans! We wish everyone throughout the Naples area a Happy & Safe Memorial Day weekend!