William R. Gaines Jr. (Bill) would have been 56 on Oct. 18, 2018. There was a great deal of coordination between Charlotte County, the WRG Jr. Veteran Memorial Fund, and several contractors in order to meet a self imposed deadline to install the two new memorial signs at the newly reanamed park in Bill's honor.

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.

It means so much to our family to see the community rally again to pay tribute to one of their own after 35 years.