In honor of servicemen lost at 9/11 and all the courageous men and women serving our local communities. Thank you, Manatee County Fire & Rescue for never letting us forget.
Manatee Fire & Rescue 2017.
Manatee Fire & Rescue 2016.
Manatee Fire & Rescuee 2015
Childrens' Memorial Gardens, Ritual of Tears.
An event we have done since 2008. I have not included every year of photos.
2009 Ritual of Tears
This year my daughter and grandson hung a tear for my beloved son-in-law who passed away in 2008. I am honored to donate my birds for this wonderful event that brings such peace and solace to many people.
2016 Ritual of Tears
2016's event was just as lovely as all the others. The peace, love, faith and hope these beautiful white birds bring to others truly warms my soul.
2017 Ritual of Tears
I so enjoy the facial expressions of these grieving parents as they hold their birds and let them go. Some kiss them before releasing. I see smiles in an otherwise very difficult time.
VFW Veteran's Day Parade
The doves performed beautifully for the Palmetto VFW Annual Veterans Day Parade. You may have to turn up the volume a little bit to hear Colleen speak.
Flight To The North Pole Car & Motorcycle Event
Fundraiser for children with terminal illness. Hosted by Manatee County Sheriff Department.
Centerstone, formally known as Manatee Glens
We have been doing a Dove Release for their Annual Walk For Life EVENT for many years.
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has been doing a memorial service dove release for the cadavers and their families for several years now. Giving thanks to the family and donors. I donate my services and am grateful to have them in our community.