FORT MYERS — The Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust Inc. is proud to announce the relocation of the Southwest Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the Veteran’s Area in Eco Park, Cape Coral. The Gunterberg Foundation and the Brotherhood of Heros Resource Center and Museum, 4522 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, are sponsoring a large portion of the costs for moving the memorial. The memorial was originally dedicated in 2008 on McGregor Boulevard at Colonial by the Vietnam Veteran’s of America Chapter 594. It represents 80 Veterans KIA from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry or Glades county. With the ever -growing population in Lee County, several proposals for road improvement or highway expansion threaten the limited parking at the current site.
The Parks and Recreation Department, City of Cape Coral, generously has offered a beautiful site near the Famous Felix de Weldon Iwo Jima Statue, Purple Heart Memorial, Iraq monument, Merchant Marine Memorial, to name a few, with security, parking, facilities and a pavilion for veterans’ ceremonies. Donations are needed for site work, brick work, benches, sidewalks and landscaping to complete this important project.
Groundbreaking ceremonies will be announced after Veterans Day, and the dedication is planned for March 27, 2021, the weekend of Vietnam Veterans Day.
Please send donations to: VMMCT, PO Box 153020, Cape Coral, FL 33915, or go to any Fifth Third Bank to make your donation to The Veterans Midpoint Memorial Charitable Trust Account, a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization.