The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host a Labor Day Memorial Service at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument on Sept. 6th to honor those who lost their lives in what remains the most savage hurricane ever on September 2, 1935.

This year is the 75th anniversary of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. The Florida Keys Memorial in Islamorada, known locally as the “Islamorada Hurricane Monument,” was built to honor hundreds of American veterans and local citizens who perished in the “1935 Labor Day Hurricane”

Irving Eyster, President of the Matecumbe Historical Trust, will make the introductory welcome presentation. The ceremony will include an invocation by Matecumbe United Methodist Church Pastor Barbara Ammann, presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop 914, the National Anthem, and the history of the Hurricane Monument given by Historian Irving Eyster.

For more information please contact Irving or Jeane Eyster at 305-664-9504.

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