Come visit us at The Museum of Military Memorabilia. Our Naples Municipal Airport location displays a just a fraction of the artifacts we have available. Here are some of our current showcases which highlight WWII Aviation.

2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Naples Airport as a WWII Army Air Forces Training Base.

Veterans Day Weekend, Sunday – November 9th, 2014 Event Itinerary



Veterans Day Weekend, Sunday – November 9th, 2014 Event Itinerary

Naples Airport Commercial Terminal

500 Terminal Drive, Naples FL 34104

10:00 A.M.    Opening two (2) hours early this Sunday so everyone can Mix and Mingle, while enjoying coffee, pastries and donuts.  So come early, stay all day and visit with the Museum of Military Memorabilia Volunteers, Collier County Honor Flight along with the Grace Lutheran Church Volunteers and Jim Lunn, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1037 representing the Charlotte Community Foundation that is raising funds to build a permanent 50% half scale VIETNAM WALL monument in Southwest Florida at Lashley Park in Punta Gorda

11:00 A.M.    Take your time and check-out the Museum of Military Memorabilia’s artifact displays as well as view their expanded event displays for this special weekend as all remember and acknowledge those who have sacrificed so much for the Freedom Of Others, lest it be forgotten they are VETERANS and THEIR FAMILIES;

12:30 P.M.    No Longer Waiting For The Parade, a personal journey of remembrance and what the experience of a Collier County Honor Flight meant to Robert Hemenway (United States Navy, WWII Veteran, Served Upon The U.S.S. Lloyd)

1:00 P.M.      Book Signing “FRAGILE DELIVERY,” by Author – Sergeant Phillip R. Wise crash survivor of Operation Baby Lift

2:00 P.M.      Music provided by B.G. Garner (Vietnam Veteran) will start, followed by the seating of the Gold Star Families;


3:00 P.M.  Color Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America – Lee County Chapter #594 and Charlotte County Chapter #1037

3:05 P.M.  National Anthem, Reginald Billups (Vietnam Veteran), American Legion Post #192, Fort Myers

3:10 P.M.  Invocation, Pastor Keith Lingsch (Retired Major, United States Air Force, Chaplain), Grace Lutheran Church, Naples

3:15 P.M.  Music, “MORE THAN JUST A NAME”

3:20 P.M.  Welcome to the MUSEUM OF MILITARY MEMORABILIA – Gregory D. Garcia, Vice President (United States Air Force, Security Police)

3:25 P.M.  Craig Tonjes, President, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #594

3:30 P.M.  Guest Speaker – Sergeant Phillip R. Wise (United States Air Force, Vietnam Veteran)


Glades County – Dave Williams, American Legion Post #192 in Moore Haven

Hendry County – Commissioner Janet Taylor of Clewiston

Charlotte County – Bruce Olmstead and Dorothy Carter, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1037

Collier County – Sergeant John Blatner (United States Army, Vietnam Veteran)

Lee County – Donna Gerber and Lorie Augustyn, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #594 (Associate Members)

followed by

THE RINGING OF THE BELL, in memory and as a tribute to those and/or their families that were from Southwest Florida whom gave the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam

                4:40 P.M.  Music, “I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN”

                4:45 P.M.  Closing Prayer, Pastor Keith Lingsch, Grace Lutheran Church, Naples

                4:50 P.M.  EVERYONE TO SING – “GOD BLESS AMERICA” and then all are invited to participate in a follow-up


SPECIAL THANKS TO:  Bo McCormick – RV Display, B.G. Garner – Music and Chuck Reed – Program Preparation

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