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Memorial Day 2011, Marco Island

See larger Graves are decorated with flags and flowers. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

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Graves are decorated with flags and flowers. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

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  • Herb Savage sings 'God Bless America' as only he can. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Not all veterans could stand, when the others did. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Anna Schilling sings 'The Star Spangled Banner.' Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Duty discharged, the color guard disperses after the ceremony. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Graves are decorated with flags and flowers. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Jerry Stevenson and the Marco Strummers play a patriotic medley. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Bill Filbin wears his Vietnam camos. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Veterans sing along with 'God Bless America.' Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • John Rosellen tailgate. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • A flyover by a classic Navy trainer was part of the ceremony. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • VFW Post 6370 Commander Lee Rubenstein speaks on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Rev. Thomas McCulley of New Life Church leads the assemblage in prayer. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Color Guard leader Jim Lang holds the colors. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • A former paratrooper supports himself on a gravestone. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last scheduled at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.  Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

Red, white and blue were the uniform of the day. Marco Island's Memorial Day service Monday was the last to be held at the Marco Cemetery before scheduled completion of the Veteran's Memorial in the park nearby, with hundreds turning out for speeches, music and remembrance of fallen warriors.

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