Memorial Day events in Southwest Florida

Here's a quick look at Memorial Day events in Southwest Florida

■ Free admission: Active and retired military personnel, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27 Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples. $12.95, adults; $8.95, children 3-12; free, members and children younger than three. 239-262-0304 or www.conservancy.org

■ Patriotic Celebration: 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, Moorings Park, the Bower Chapel, 120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples. $18. 239-643-9104

■ Patriotic Pops with the Naples Philharmonic: 8 p.m. Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 Artis—Naples (formerly Philharmonic Center for the Arts), 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Starting at $36. 239-597-1900

■ Salute to Vietnam Veterans: Veterans and active duty military and their families are invited for a family day to Post 7721 to salute Vietnam Veterans (membership not required), continental breakfast, service, barbecue coin ceremony and entertainment, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 800 Neff’s Way, Naples. 239-455-7721

■ “A Tribute to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marc Scialdo”: Scialdo was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year. Wreath placement, flag presentation, rifle salute, taps and words by Jim Elson of the Veterans Council, 1 p.m. Monday, May 27 Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Information: 239-354-5330

■ Dedication, volunteerism and sacrifice: Presented by Collier County Veterans Council, keynote address by historian, chaplain and U.S. Army (Ret.) Lt. Col. Robert Harman, free picnic by Cook Brothers Barbecue and music by Pine Ridge Middle School Band, 9:45 a.m. prelude; 10 a.m. program begins, Monday, May 27, Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 111th Ave., Naples. Bring your own chair for the picnic. 239-597-3101

■ Bonita Springs veterans’ dedication: Musical tributes, honor guard, laying of the wreaths. 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. 239-949-6262

■ Memorial Day at Edison Ford: Free admission to U.S. veteran’s and their families. Veterans must present VA identification card or their DD214 papers. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 27, at Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-334-7419

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