Connecting the latest Generation to the greatest generation
to fight cultural amnesia
Naples Spirit of 45
The effort to connect the latest generation to the greatest generation to fight cultural amnesia began in August 2010 with a breakfast for 70 veterans. Today, our breakfast host over 225 veterans, plus 100+ family members and collaborators.
On the 2nd Sunday in August, all across America, patriots gather for their community specific events called TAPS ACROSS AMERICA. Here Americans remember those lost in WWII with a concert, wreath at sea ceremony, fly-over and M & M Cafe Ice Cream Social.
After six year of collaborating with various 501c3 organizations, the committee said it was time to form our own 501c3. So in 2015 , the application was filed and in April 2016, SWFL Veterans Alliance Inc. became official and will now produce the Greatest Generation Breakfast, Taps Across America, and Operation Christmas Spirit .
Our collaborative partner are still with us as we share a common mission.
Our board members, advisory board membesr, collaborators, sponsors and vendors are dedicated individuals and organization who understand that collaboration is key helping our local veterans.
Thank you for your interest and support.
Lois A. Bolin, Ph.D.
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Lois A. Bolin
Michel Doherty Honorary
Dane van Parys
Peter Thomas Honorary
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