The BoogileMen band played at fundraiser for the William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park at the American Legion Post 103 on Saturday Feb. 16, 2019. The band dedicated their performance in honor of all veterans and first responders which is the theme of the park.
Beirut Peacekeepers Memorial Tower
This three story, 45 foot tower will stand in the center of the park providing a spectacular view of Charlotte Harbor as well as a place to watch over those visiting the park. The tower will not only be a symbol designed to honor those who died in Beirut, it will also provide a timeline of major historical events from 1982-1984 to tell the story of the Marines’ involvement in the region.
The efforts made by everyone involved showed the respect and desire to honor Bill's service and willingness to pay the ultimate sacrifice for his country. We can't thank those who worked tirelessly to make this happen.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 5:00pm there will be a Community Rally honoring our Veterans and First Responders. The event will be held at the American Legion Post 110 located at 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

This event is a kick-off for William R. Gaines Veteran Memorial Park.
"If we stay and achieve the freedom and stability that can only be achieved thru force (the people here are different; they don’t understand diplomacy, only force) and I die in the process, I feel that I would have died for a good reason. "