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 […]

Plan to improve Veterans Park

The Annual Fallen Heroes Benefit will be held on July 23rd, at the American Legion Post 130. The event will start with a remembrance ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the LaBelle Veteran’s Memorial Park, located at the intersection of Hwy 80 and SR 29 in the heart of LaBelle and continue at the American Legion […]

Local veteran recognized for service

District 25 Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) recognized LaBelle’s Matt Kindermann recently with the Congressional Veteran Commendation/ Recipients must have been deployed while in the military and have significant volunteer service/contribution once out of the military. They are interviewed and their wartime collections added to the Veterans History Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress. Matt’s […]

Residents honor debt to veterans

America owes a debt to its military veterans that can never really be repaid. But there are ways to let them know that their sacrifices are appreciated. Task Force Dagger Foundation was organized in 2009 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and provides financial assistance for care and treatment not covered by the military, Department of […]