Artist MalendaTrick gets a round of applause. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Marco Island gave an early Christmas present to the island's military men and women on Tuesday. The Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute, a Christmas Island Style event, filled the Rose History Auditorium Tuesday evening for a blend of patriotic spirit and Christmas spirit.