Dave Gardner tries to communicate with T-28 pilot Mick Thorstensen before his flyover. Marco Island turned out to honor the nation's fallen military members in a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at Veterans' Community Park. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
With speeches, songs, flags, and uniforms, Marco Island came together Monday to honor those who gave their lives in the nation’s armed conflicts. Several hundred gathered at Veterans’ Community Park under a blue sky dotted with white clouds to honor members of the military who never came home from foreign wars, led by those who did come home.
Jim Lang, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6370, served as master of ceremonies, and the VFW provided the color guard for the event. That was led by Lee Henderson, “Colonel Henderson” from his position as head of the Marco Civil Air Patrol, who will be the next post commander for the VFW.
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