• Christina Mehta Prendiville

Estero Island Chapter NSDAR honors veterans with 146 wreaths at cemetery


FORT MYERS, Fla. – December 19, 2017. On Saturday, December 16th, the Estero Island Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, with help from the Barefoot Beach Chapter, New Life Church, veterans and active duty members of the United States Military, placed 146 wreaths on every veteran’s grave in the Bonita Springs Cemetery for Wreaths Across America Day.

Along with 1440 other cemeteries across the country, the Estero Island Chapter participated in this Wreath Day to Remember the lives of those who served, Honor them and those who are serving, and to Teach our children that freedom was and is not free.

Thank you to Mission BBQ and Adam Palladino; Kim Dusenbury Gaide, founder and coordinator of the LeeHealth Military Support Program; John Simons, Navy veteran, of American Legion Post 303 who played taps; Bonita Springs Mayor Peter Simmons who spoke at the ceremony; and to all who sponsored wreaths.

For more information, contact: Anita Pinder, Regent, Estero Island Chapter NSDAR (239) 671-2737 or Jamie Gates, Vice Regent (239) 910-2778. For more information about Estero Island Chapter visit

Estero Island Chapter, NSDAR


Estero Island Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), is a local chapter of the national organization. The growing membership is involved in many projects, including an ongoing literacy project, support for active duty troops, a veterans recognition program, high school JROTC awards, academic scholarships, support of two DAR schools for girls, knit caps for hospitalized infants and lap blankets for wheelchair bound veterans, donations of genealogy resources to the county library, and placement of wreaths/flags on veterans graves. Founded over one hundred twenty five years ago, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political women’s service organization with over 175,000 members worldwide with a proven descent from a man or woman who aided the cause of liberty for what would become the United States of America. NSDAR’s mission is historic preservation, education, patriotism, and honoring our service men and women. The organization’s motto is: God, home, and country.

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