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CIS Veterans' salute, 2012

See larger Veteran Owen Carr, who lost a leg to a Japanese fighter plane in World War II, listens to the program. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Veteran Owen Carr, who lost a leg to a Japanese fighter plane in World War II, listens to the program. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Lely High sophomore Andrew Torres and the JROTC Honor Guard present the colors. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Veteran Owen Carr, who lost a leg to a Japanese fighter plane in World War II, listens to the program. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Keith Dameron recognizes veteran Owen Carr, who is pictured, much younger, in the center painting.Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Harry Donovan points to himself behind Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the famous 1944 photograph. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The New Life Community Church praise band and choir performs traditional Christmas songs. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • 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
  • Tica Barrett, left rear, and Lyndsey Granneman, left front, sing with the New Life choir. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Soloist Tica Barrett sings with the New Life praise band and choir. Marco's Christmas Holiday Veterans' Salute took place Tuesday evening in Rose Hall at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The full house applauds the talk by veteran Harry Donovan. 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.

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