Shell Point’s WWII Veterans Have Stories to Tell
FORT MYERS, FL (May 19, 2001) – May is a month of remembrance, with two important holidays dedicated to the men and women who served our country in times of conflict. Armed Forces Day, celebrated this year on May 19th, has saluted all branches of the armed forces since its inception in 1949, when the services were unified under the Department of Defense. Memorial Day honors the nation’s armed services personnel killed in wartime and was first observed in 1868 as a salute to those lost in the American Civil War. This year, the holiday is on Monday, May 28th.
The following articles, which recognize several of Shell Point’s veterans, were originally printed in the March issue of the Land & Sea Journal and are reprinted here in an abridged version.