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Navarre holds community wide Memorial Day celebration

In Navarre, a community-wide gathering took place, where residents of all ages spent the day in prayer and reflection on those who were lost.
   
Members of the Navarre High School Naval JROTC sang the national anthem and presented the American flag.
   
Tribute was paid to those still missing in action or held prisoners of war, with an empty helmet and combat boots holding a position of honor in front of the assembled crowd.
   
While beaches across the area were filled with folks enjoying the three day weekend, veterans said it's important to recognize this day for what it is.

Ron "Doc" Holladay COMMANDER, VFW 4407 "It's easy to get caught up in the beach and doing what a lot of people like to do. But it's very important to take - our sermon will last like thirty or forty five minutes - to take this moment to understand and to pay tribute to those folks."

A special acknowledgment was made for a pair of World War II veterans in attendance, who were recognized by a standing ovation for their service.