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Marco Island Memorial Day Service 2012

The flag at half mast casts a shadow on the emerald lawn. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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The flag at half mast casts a shadow on the emerald lawn. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Caroline Stobbs, 8, shows her colors. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Phil Ballou cools off in his heavy garb.  The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Sarah Daniel, and Caroline and Grace Stobbs wave their flags. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The VFW color guard retrieves the flags. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Craig Greusel plays the echoes for 'Taps.' The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Emily and Herb Savage lead the singing of 'God Bless America.' The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • VFW commander Jim Lang hosts the ceremony. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • MIPD members salute the colors. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Army Air Corps veteran Owen Carr could not stand to be recognized, but signaled his appreciation. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The flag at half mast casts a shadow on the emerald lawn. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Bob Kibbler of the Marco Island Strummers sings the service anthems. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • By protocol, flags flew at half mast until noon. The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

The Memorial Day commemoration at Marco Island's Veterans' Community Park on Monday drew hundreds to honor America's fallen warriors.

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