A spokesperson for the Pine Island VFW stated that the 4th parade that they have sponsored would not be held this year since Lee County wouldn't issue a permit on the instructions from the State of Florida.
The Pine Island Chamber sponsored it for many years but decided they couldn't justify the insurance expense and dropped the event. The VFW picked the event back up and has been managing it for over ten years. (ed. Note; Maybe we should have a "peaceful" protest supporting the 4th of July.)