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 […]

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 […]