Councilmembers attended two different events held in Estero on Friday, November 11, 2016, to honor the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s military.
District 4 Councilmember Katy Errington and District 1 Councilmember Bill Ribble attended the Veterans Day program at the Bonita Springs-Estero Elks Club.
Councilmember Errington presented a special proclamation honoring Veterans Day on behalf of the Village Council.
Errington, who is a Gold Star Mother, also spoke to the group describing why Veterans Day is especially important to her. Her son, Sgt. Philip Kesler, was killed in 1992 when his helicopter went down over Great Salt Lake in Utah during a training exercise.
The Spirit of Gulf singers sang songs from each of the military services prior to lunch being served.
Across town, District 5 Councilmember Jim Boesch was the guest speaker at the Veterans Day Celebration and Lunch held at The Cascades at Estero.
About 175 Cascades residents attended the event and enjoyed the special one-half hour tribute presented by the Cascades Chorus. Lunch was provided free for veterans.