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Susan Cheney takes a moment to honor her father's grave during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. Cheney's father, Robert C. Cheney served as a member of the Navy in Korea.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Susan Cheney takes a moment to honor her father's grave during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. Cheney's father, Robert C. Cheney served as a member of the Navy in Korea.

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Susan Cheney takes a moment to honor her father's grave during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. Cheney's father, Robert C. Cheney served as a member of the Navy in Korea.
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Friends Michelle Tangaro, left, and Carolina Mosher, right, embrace during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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Leia Melfi, right, listens to speakers during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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Alice Cutrona holds onto a handkerchief during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. Cotrona's husband, General Joseph Frederick Hughes Cutrona died in 2010 after serving in World War II as a Field Artillery Forward Observer in the 89th Infantry Division.
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D'artagnan Wallace, dressed with his Boy Scouts of America uniform, listens to music played by the Pine Ridge Middle School band during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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David Young, left, and John Madsen, right, of the Sons of the American Legion fold a flag during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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James Gorman of the Naples High School Battalion ROTC stands alert next to the speakers podium during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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Hundreds of people came out to honor the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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Tears well up in Susan Scialdo's eyes as speeches are made during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. Scialdo is the mother of SSG Marc Scialdo, 31, who was on his 2nd deployment when he and his crew were killed during a night time training mission near Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
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Delbert Boojer posts a flag during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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The pledge of allegiance is honored during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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Darlene McVicker places an American flag into the grave site of her mom and dad during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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Claudine Ehlers is honored with an American Flag during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. Ehlers is the oldest sister of SSG Marc Scialdo, 31, who was on his 2nd deployment when he and his crew were killed during a night time training mission near Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
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Lt. Colonel Robert Hartman of the U.S. Army speaks to a crowd gathered for the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. This marks the 238th year of Independence for the USA.
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Leslie F. Jenks watches on during the Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 27, 2013. Jenks served aboard the USS Salt Lake City in the Pacific in World War II.

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