Charlotte Country Democrats to host a veterans’ tribute event

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems Writer

On Sunday, September 27th from 2 to 3 PM, Charlotte County Democrats will host an event to honor veterans who served our country and in recognition of Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.  The event will occur at the Vietnam War Memorial within Laishley Park at 200 Harbor Walk Drive in Punta Gorda FL 33950.  Kim Hayes, Chair of American Gold Star Mothers of SW Florida will be the featured speaker.  Veterans, Gold Star Families, and residents of Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota counties are invited to attend.  Only non-political “We Support Veterans” signs and American flags will be allowed. Face masks will be worn by all attendees and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

This event is intended to keep the memory of every service member alive and demonstrate our gratitude for those who now serve and have served our country.  Speakers will include Ms. Teresa Jenkins, Charlotte County Democrats Executive Chair; Mr. Joe Comeaux, President of the Charlotte County Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida; and Ms. Kim Hayes, Chair, American Gold Star Mothers of SW Florida.  Among other speakers will be Gold Star families, local 2020 election candidates, and other veterans.

There will also be a Wreath Laying at the wall and time for attendee reflection to personally remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

For more information, contact Charlotte County Democrats at (941) 764-8440.

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