Virtual 2020 Labor Day Service – Islamorada Hurricane Monument
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The Matecumbe Historical Trust annual Labor Day Service in memory of those who perished in the Hurricane of September 2nd, 1935 was held at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument at MM 81.5.
This service is held each year in memory of those who lost their lives in the Labor Day Hurricane. On the 75th anniversary of the hurricane, the Matecumbe Historical Trust, in a room filled with 350 people, had seven survivors share their stories of how they survived. This year is the 85th anniversary of that devastating hurricane.
The virtual service includes the invocation by Pastor Emeritus Tony Hammon of Island Community Church, the presentation of colors by the Islamorada Fire Department, with guest speaker Village of Islamorada Mayor Mike Forster, singing of The National Anthem by recording artist and vocalist Dan Furmanik. The history of the hurricane and monument will be given, the placing of the memorial wreath by Stephanie Scuderi from Centennial Bank who sponsors the wreath and Cinnamon Edgar, taps and the benediction. Each year we pay tribute to the civilians and war veterans who perished.
For more about the Matecumbe Historical Trust information please contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.