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Rededication Ceremony To Be Held November 14 for Newly Renovated Veteran's Memorial Arch

A rededication ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. for the newly renovated Veteran’s Memorial Arch that is located on Cape Coral Parkway. The outdoor ceremony will be held at 1626 Cape Coral Parkway East and will conclude with a monument lighting.

President of the Cape Coral Historical Museum Gloria Tate and the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department’s Special Events Division are hosting the event, which includes posting of the colors, the National Anthem, and guest speakers Mayor Joe Coviello, President of ACRA Electric Inc. Robert Greco, and Lt. Col. Gary Peppers.

The Veteran’s Memorial Arch monument was originally dedicated in 1969. Lighting, a fountain, and extensive median landscaping were added in 2000. In honor of the City’s 50th anniversary, the following renovations were recently completed:

Landscape restoration
Repainted steps
New Base and Reconditioning of Bronze Plaque
Fountain restoration and refacing to include new pumps and lights
Color-changing LED monument lighting
Replacement of the medallions that represent the branches of the military

The renovations were made possible by donations and funding from several individuals, companies, and organizations including:
ACRA Electric Inc.
Siesta Pebble
Ryan’s Pressure Washing, Inc.
Liquid Fireworks by Waltzing Waters
Greenwell Painting
Oldcastle Concrete
Cape Illuminate LLC
Crannies Signs
Burris Propeller
Intergraphic 2.0
Carolyn Conant
Dane Kelly
Wayne Kirkwood
Steven Bowen
Bob Knight
Larry Wier
Brian Kirby
Gary Aubuchon
Elmer Tabor of Wonderland Realty Inc.
Tom Giles
Avalon Engineering
Helen Ramey
Phil Deems
Vince Cautero
Danny Aguirre of Real America Realty
Nick Libretto ABC Pest Control
Harney Point VFW
Caira Everly
Pastor Dennis Gingerich
City of Cape Coral

Ceremony attendees are asked to wear a mask to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.