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 […]

Vietnam Veterans reunite after 50 years

LaBelle – Robert Glossenger, retired military sergeant, now known as “Pastor Bob” at the Riverbend Motorcoach Resort in LaBelle has finally found David Martin; the man who saved his life. Myself, together with Sheriff Steve Whidden of the Hendry County Sherifff’s Office met with Bob and David to hear their story. In 1967, right out […]

Honor Flight uplifts a local veteran

America’s veterans are to be cherished and honored for the time and sacrifices they have made in all our names. Whatever branch of the military, whatever job they performed, their service has made all our freedoms possible. Recognizing these special men and women has become the focus of a group called Honor Flight. Recently, Clenton […]

Ceremony planned for Manchu Warriors this weekend

The day was the 2nd of March in the year 1968. It was in the wake of the Tet Offensive, marking the first time Northern Vietnamese Armed Forces had crossed the border into Southern Vietnam, where the Viet Cong launched surprise attacks all throughout the country causing widespread death and destruction. The United States Armed […]

City holds a ‘give back’ evening

On Monday, November 13, the City of LaBelle held a ‘give back to LaBelle’ evening hosted in the Barron Park. The evening was kicked off by the American Legion Post 130 who opened by leading those in attendance with the pledge of allegiance. The Firehouse Singers then came on the stage under the gazebo and […]

LaBelle High School’s Veterans tribute

The National Honors Society presented a tribute to Veterans Day on November 10th at LaBelle High School with the LHS FFA cooking breakfast for Veterans and their families. To start the program off, the NHS led the Pledge of Allegiance and Angel Michnowicz sang the Star Spangled Banner. Mrs. Michelle Zimmerly, Counselor for 11th and […]

Annual Fallen Heroes Benefit planned

Join the members and co-sponsors of American Legion Post 130, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10100, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 144 and the LaBelle Moose Lodge for a fun and meaningful Saturday and attend the Annual Fallen Heroes Benefit and Pork Dinner on July 22nd, at the LaBelle VFW Post 10100. The meal will consist […]

Linda Corbitt participated in Memorial Day Ceremony at Post 1 in Paris, France

By Linda Corbitt Special to the Caloosa Belle I was invited by American Legion Post 1 in Paris, France to be a part of the 98th American Memorial Day ceremony on June 28, 2017, honoring Americans killed in war in France. It was memorable because it celebrated the centennial of America entering the first World […]

Veterans Park Chosen For Chaplain’s Service

LaBelle’s annual Four Chaplain’s service will be held at Veteran’s Park, across from the Hendry County Courthouse, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 12. The recognition of the sacrifice made by the heroic Chaplains at the beginning of World War II, this year will include an acknowledgement of Religious Ideals Week. In years past the […]