FORT MYERS, FL (June 30, 2008) – Shell Point Retirement Community was recognized for its respect and dedication to the American Flag by the local chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution. On June 12 the President of the local Caloosa Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution, Dr. Albert Myers, presented a certificate to Shell Point President, Peter Dys. This certificate recognizes and honors Shell Point for displaying the American Flag for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while properly lighting it at night.
“Shell Point takes great pride in displaying the American Flag and honoring those who have sacrificed so much to ensure the freedoms that we have in our daily lives,” said Dys. “It is an honor to be recognized in this fashion. The American flag is a symbol of freedom and Shell Point is proud to display the American flag in numerous locations throughout our campus.”
Dr. Myers is one of three members of the Caloosa Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution who are residents living here at Shell Point; while the youngest member of the chapter, Andrew Learned, is a seasonal employee on the Shell Point golf course.
The national organization, The Sons of the American Revolution was organized on April 30, 1889, the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States. The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) was conceived as a fraternal and civic society composed of lineal descendants of the men who wintered at Valley Forge, signed the Declaration of Independence, fought in the battles of the American Revolution, served in the Continental Congress, or otherwise supported the cause of American Independence. SAR is a non-profit, educational organization that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.
Shell Point is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, providing “lifecare” services to more than 2,100 residents. Services include 1,113 independent residences, 219 skilled nursing beds, and 252 assisted living beds in the largest retirement community in the state of Florida and one of the largest in the nation.
Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has been nationally accredited since 1993 and is a recognized leader in the retirement industry.