2018 Veterans Park “Makeover” Community Project

Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Director and youngest member of the 2018 Swamp Cabbage Pioneer Family, Ramiro Rodriguez, would like to thank all the business and organizations that made the Veterans Park Project possible. 1. My co-partner from the beginning to the end, Nikki Yeager. 2. Juan Montes Jr. with C&A Tranzports, LLC removing all grass and old […]

Veterans Day Celebration and the story of the Poppy

This wall of names was dedicated on November 11, 2018 in the Veterans Park in LaBelle. Did you know that you should wear the Poppy on the right side and that the RED represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the BLACK represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved […]

Marvin Ruble joins Collier Honor Flight

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization creating solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends. Marvin Ruble, a Vietnam Veteran, the Commander of the VFW and the 1st […]

Raising funds for the Pink Warriors

Pictured from Left to Right: Pete Vasquez, Electa Waddell, Lynn Chiarelli, Steve Mockler, Jim Rodgers, Marvin Ruble, Bethany Humphries, Linda Gille, Rose Mockler and Sharon Rodgers.   The American Legion Post 130 Benefit for Breast Cancer Month was a success with their 6th Annual Save the Ta Tas Fund Raiser with additional co-operation and fund […]

Retired Marine marches 140 miles for Injured Warriors Fund

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of repeated tours over a period of 16 years in Iraq and Afghanistan was en route through the area on a six-day, 140-mile hike last week to draw attention to the toll of post-traumatic stress disorder on the ranks of former military members. Retired USMC Staff Sgt. Oscar Rauda, 42, […]

Family dedicates bell to Veterans Park

The bell was moved by the Parks and Rec. Dept. from the Lynn’s home to a restoration site in preparation for the dedication at the LaBelle Veterans Park on Veteran’s Day, November 11. The bell pictured is from atop the William S. Mitchell, a dredge operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for […]

Groundbreaking for the new wall and the Veterans Park

Thank you to all who attended The Groundbreaking Ceremony Saturday, June 30 at the Veterans Park to locate “The Wall”. The New Veterans Granite Wall is to be in Place by Veterans Day, November 11. All Veteran names that are on bricks at the park will be on the wall. August 1 is the deadline […]

Veterans Wall Groundbreaking Set

The LaBelle Veteran’s Memorial Park Committee would like to invite the members of the community and City Officials to an Official ground-breaking ceremony this Saturday, June 30th at 9 a.m. to mark the spot where the new granite wall will be placed. The Veterans and volunteers involved are excited to have this project get underway […]

The names that will go on the Veterans Wall

Update to the LaBelle Veteran’s Memorial Park. As many of you know, the bricks currently in the park are deteriorating and any plans to replace them were too costly, and it was decided to erect a granite wall to hold the veterans names and their branch of service. A list of names is posted at […]

Veteran’s Wall coming to LaBelle’s Veteran Park

Several meetings have taken place over the last month regarding the new Veteran’s wall that has been planned for the LaBelle Veteran’s Park. The committees that have overseen the planning and purchase of the wall felt it was important to update the many supporters and sponsors of the timeline for the installation and dedication of […]