Flag Raising


On Monday, March 18, the Port Carlos Cove community on Main Street, got together to dedicate their new flagpole to their military veterans.  They held a flag raising ceremony for the new 5’ x 8’ flag as Rick Hobot, Corporate President, played a recording of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’.

Bill Arendt, the Men’s Club coordinator, introduced Bill LaPorte, Sergeant Major (Ret), who lead the ceremony with four military veteran members, Jim Ludway, Vern Plante, Rick Sanderson and Curt Geller as the color guard.  When the flag was at full staff Rick Hobot played a recording of ‘I’m Proud to Be An American’ and the community sang along.


Carol Ginglen
Fort Myers Beach