The Village of Estero government and Estero Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the third annual Salute to Veterans celebration on Saturday, November 9th, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Estero Community Park.
The Salute to Veterans celebration is a free, family event to honor local veterans for their service, as well as active military members, first responders and Gold Star families with a loved one who died while serving in the armed forces. The event will include a short program and patriotic music, sung by Estero’s own Lindsay Graham, followed by family activities and a community picnic in the park. Children will enjoy face painting and games, and everyone can enjoy a free, grilled hotdog lunch. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the day with your Estero neighbors.
The Estero community feels it is important to plan and support such community-wide events. Given the Village’s commitment to “government-lite”, where staffing is limited, teamwork via public-private partnerships is essential. Public-private partnerships between the Village government and community groups, such as the Chamber of Commerce, bring these events to life while limiting taxpayer costs. Events like this, where we honor our veterans and bring the community together, help to make Estero such a great place to live.
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, less than 400,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are still living, and about 348 die each day. Florida has the second largest number of living WWII veterans residing in our state. It is imperative to honor the sacrifices of these aging veterans while we still can.
The Salute to Veterans event will be enjoyable for the entire family, offering an opportunity for people of all ages to show support for veterans while enjoying good food and music. It will be both fun and educational!
SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 9, 2019
WHAT: Salute to Veterans
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9
WHERE: Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
More Info: (239) 221-5035 or www.estero-fl.gov