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Marco Island Memorial Day Service 2009

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Photo by QUENTIN ROUX, Staff

Veteran and celebrity for the occasion, 86-year-old Pat Gross, holds her glasses in her lap.

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  • Jim Prange, center, listens to a section of the Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at the Marco cemetery. In front of him is his son, Tanner.
  • Chris Curle.
  • World War II veteran Patricia Gross, 86, observes the National Anthem during the Memorial Day ceremony held May 25 at the Marco Island cemetery. About 350 people attended. Quentin Roux/Staff
  • Heads bow during a prayer.
  • Trumpeter Jerry Stephenson plays during one of the musical interludes.
  • VFW Post 6370 commander Dave Gardner delivers his message.
  • Vietnam Vet Mike Skrzynski salutes. He and relatives stood near a family grave during the ceremony.
  • Fund-raising efforts of local boy scouts is reflected in this permanent monument to veterans at the cemetery.
  • World War II veteran Dr. Philip Ballou (in Sons of the American Revolution dress uniform) and fellow World War II veteran Patricia Gross make acquaintance after the Memorial Day ceremony held May 25 at the Marco Island cemetery. Ballou served in the South Pacific, and Gross in the US Coast Guard. Quentin Roux/Staff
  • World War II veterans Dr. Philip Ballou (in Sons of the American Revolution dress uniform) and Patricia Gross (who served from 1942-45 in the US Coast Guard) greet scouts Joseph Byrne and Noah Baron after the ceremony.
  • A shirt’s design speaks its own sentiment.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Flowers, a flag, and Memorial Day respect are signified in this simple arrangement.
  • World War II veteran Patricia Gross, 86, shares a lighter moment with Marco Island VFW Post 6370 Commander Dave Gardner at the Memorial Day ceremony held May 25 at the Marco Island cemetery. About 350 people attended. Quentin Roux/Staff
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Iraq vet and color guard member Chris Quinton.
  • Vietnam Vet and past VFW Post 6370 commander Jim Lang.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Marco Island city councilor Jerry Gibson.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Master Sergeant Aiden Brennan, 13, a junior with the Civil Air Patrol.
  • Veteran and celebrity for the occasion, 86-year-old Pat Gross, holds her glasses in her lap.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Emilio Robau.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scout Noah Baron.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Cub Scout Austin McDuffie.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Engineer/EMT Steve Fickling.
  • Don Jones.
  • Michael Messina.
  • Herb Savage.
  • A cap removed in remembrance, a hand by the side in prayer.
  • Scenes from the Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony.

Marco Island Memorial Day ceremony drew about 350 people on May 25, 2009.

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