Tour Of Honor 2016 South Florida - September 24, 2016

 FL5 - Bay Pines Veterans Monument  St Petersburg, Florida Bay Pines National Cemetery Nr. Hoover and Cemetery Rd. GPS: 27.80965, -82.77378 Access: 7:00am-dusk. Trophy and IBA runs require visits during open hours. Parking is along the circular drive surrounding the structure, with no ADA issues.  Take a photo similar to the one above, along with rider flag and motorcycle. Refer to RULES 5-7 ( http://www.tourofhonor.com/pages/rules.html#rules57 ) for photo verification. Scorers have final say whether standards are met. More....  There are several monuments at the cemetery. The oldest and largest is made of pink Etowah marble. It was erected in 1937 and dedicated to "the memory of those who served their country". Another is a polished granite bench, dedicated to the memory of World War I veterans. A POW/MIA monument is the newest addition, facing the WWI bench.  Made in America: East across the water is Jungle Prada Park, reputed landing site of Panfilo De Narvaez. From that landing in 1528 began ‘the first European exploration of the North American Continent’ (if you don’t count the Vikings, apparently).

FL5 - Bay Pines Veterans Monument

St Petersburg, Florida
Bay Pines National Cemetery
Nr. Hoover and Cemetery Rd.
GPS: 27.80965, -82.77378
Access: 7:00am-dusk. Trophy and IBA runs require visits during open hours. Parking is along the circular drive surrounding the structure, with no ADA issues.

Take a photo similar to the one above, along with rider flag and motorcycle. Refer to RULES 5-7 (http://www.tourofhonor.com/pages/rules.html#rules57) for photo verification. Scorers have final say whether standards are met. More....

There are several monuments at the cemetery. The oldest and largest is made of pink Etowah marble. It was erected in 1937 and dedicated to "the memory of those who served their country". Another is a polished granite bench, dedicated to the memory of World War I veterans. A POW/MIA monument is the newest addition, facing the WWI bench.

Made in America: East across the water is Jungle Prada Park, reputed landing site of Panfilo De Narvaez. From that landing in 1528 began ‘the first European exploration of the North American Continent’ (if you don’t count the Vikings, apparently).

 FL6 - 82nd Airborne Monument  Fort Myers, Florida Park of Palms Edwards Dr. and Lee St. GPS: 26.646779, -81.868869 Access: 24/7, unrestricted Parking is available along the street next to the memorial, with no ADA issues. There are also ADA parking spaces across the street at the marina.   Take a photo similar to the one above, along with rider flag and motorcycle. Refer to RULES 5-7 ( http://www.tourofhonor.com/pages/rules.html#rules57 ) for photo verification. Scorers have final say whether standards are met. More....  The 82nd Airborne Division is an active duty airborne infantry division of the United States Army. It specializes in parachute assault operations into denied areas. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is the primary fighting arm of the XVIII Airborne Corps.  The monument is dedicated to all paratroopers and glidermen, living and deceased, who have served during peace or war in the Armed Forces of the United States. Naples (FL) sculptor Andrew McGowan cast and donated the bronze statue of the paratrooper, with the formal dedication made in 1983.  Made in America: Before your visit to Park of Palms, pick up something to go at Gwendolyn’s Café, 2400 1st St #101, 2 blocks to the east. Try the Cuban Sandwich, made famous in the area. 

FL6 - 82nd Airborne Monument

Fort Myers, Florida
Park of Palms
Edwards Dr. and Lee St.
GPS: 26.646779, -81.868869
Access: 24/7, unrestricted
Parking is available along the street next to the memorial, with no ADA issues. There are also ADA parking spaces across the street at the marina. 

Take a photo similar to the one above, along with rider flag and motorcycle. Refer to RULES 5-7 (http://www.tourofhonor.com/pages/rules.html#rules57) for photo verification. Scorers have final say whether standards are met. More....

The 82nd Airborne Division is an active duty airborne infantry division of the United States Army. It specializes in parachute assault operations into denied areas. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is the primary fighting arm of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

The monument is dedicated to all paratroopers and glidermen, living and deceased, who have served during peace or war in the Armed Forces of the United States. Naples (FL) sculptor Andrew McGowan cast and donated the bronze statue of the paratrooper, with the formal dedication made in 1983.

Made in America: Before your visit to Park of Palms, pick up something to go at Gwendolyn’s Café, 2400 1st St #101, 2 blocks to the east. Try the Cuban Sandwich, made famous in the area. 

 FL7 - Davie Police And Fire Statues  Davie, Florida Pine Island Park 3801 South Pine Island Rd. GPS: 26.07308, -80.26587 Access: 9:00am-dusk Trophy and IBA runs require visits during open hours. Parking should be available directly in front of the statues, with no ADA issues.  Take a photo similar to the one above, along with rider flag and motorcycle. Refer to RULES 5-7 ( http://www.tourofhonor.com/pages/rules.html#rules57 ) for photo verification. Scorers have final say whether standards are met. More....  Although the City of Davie has never lost any firefighter or police officer in the line of duty, after the events of 9-11 they felt compelled to honor the efforts of the local fire and police forces. Titled ‘The Davie Protectors’, the bronze statues reflect the dedication of the local forces to the safety of their citizens.  Located within Pine Island Park, the entrance is gated outside the above mentioned access hours. 

FL7 - Davie Police And Fire Statues

Davie, Florida
Pine Island Park
3801 South Pine Island Rd.
GPS: 26.07308, -80.26587
Access: 9:00am-dusk
Trophy and IBA runs require visits during open hours. Parking should be available directly in front of the statues, with no ADA issues.

Take a photo similar to the one above, along with rider flag and motorcycle. Refer to RULES 5-7 (http://www.tourofhonor.com/pages/rules.html#rules57) for photo verification. Scorers have final say whether standards are met. More....

Although the City of Davie has never lost any firefighter or police officer in the line of duty, after the events of 9-11 they felt compelled to honor the efforts of the local fire and police forces. Titled ‘The Davie Protectors’, the bronze statues reflect the dedication of the local forces to the safety of their citizens.

Located within Pine Island Park, the entrance is gated outside the above mentioned access hours. 


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AuthorJames Gerdes