We took a drive north through Fort Myers Beach from Bonita Springs  and ended up on McGregor Blvd. Out of the corner of my eye I caught the memorial so we turned around and went back. This memorial is located at Veterans Memorial Park at McGregor and Colonial Boulevards in Fort Myers, Florida. It is the Southwest Florida Vietnam War Memorial. This memorial lists the names of 76 fallen soldiers from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and DeSoto counties. Of course, Fort Myers is in Lee County, Florida.

The memorial consists of three 9-foot by 8-foot black granite panels etched with the names of the fallen. The engraving is the same style of lettering that was used in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. In front of the three panel is a field cross. There are a bank of flags out front and a few other items of note including a purple heart monument.

Parking for memorial/park area is located under the Midpoint Memorial Bridge. Turn off of McGregor Blvd at San Marcos and park under the bridge. We didn’t realize the parking lot was under the bridge and parked at St. Hillary’s Episcopal Church and walked over.  We created a video of the photos, here: 

This is the URL if you don't see the player: https://youtu.be/0CUpFzQnQds

This memorial is totally different from the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Charlotte County.  You can learn more about that memorial, here: Vietnam Memorial Wall of SWFL 93/365 Things to Do