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Islander Veterans Tribute

Military veterans gathered at Holmes Beach City Hall Nov. 11, for the annual Veteran’s Day celebration, sponsored by The Islander and the city of Holmes Beach. Islander Photos: Mark Young

Veterans visit with one another prior to the Nov. 11 start of the annual Veterans Day celebration at Holmes Beach City Hall. The event is sponsored by The Islander and the city of Holmes Beach.

Incoming Bradenton Beach Commissioner John “Jack” Clarke attends the Nov. 11 Veterans Day celebration at Holmes Beach City Hall.

Islander reporter and Vietnam Veteran Rick Catlin speaks about what being a veteran means to him at the annual Veteran’s Day celebration at Holmes Beach City Hall. Catlin is the writer of the award-winning Greatest Generation column for The Islander, a sponsor of the event.

Gene Ciliberti of Holmes Beach, a Korean War veteran, was the honorary speaker at the Nov. 11 Islander Veterans Day Tribute, a celebration in memory of all veterans and their families held at Holmes Beach City Hall.

Members of the Honor Guard from the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton take part Nov. 11 in the Veterans Day Tribute hosted by the Islander at Holmes Beach City Hall. The event is co-sponsored this year by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Honor Guard members Drew Thomas and John Veenstra perform a flag folding ceremony, honoring military veterans during a tribute hosted by The Islander Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. The group is the official military honor guard at the Sarasota National Cemetery. The demonstration was part of the annual Veterans Day celebration at Holmes Beach City Hall.

Veterans and community members gather Nov. 11 in front of Holmes Beach City Hall at the Island Veterans Memorial for the annual Veterans Day Tribute, including coffee and pastries, speeches and songs, a rifle salute, honors and taps, hosted by the Islander and co-sponsored by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

Members of the Honor Guard from the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton salute and as Tom Miller sounds the bugle for the Pledge of Allegiance during The Islander Veterans Day Tribute Nov. 11. Islander Photos: Jennifer Glenfield.

The Honor Guard of the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton performs a rifle salute during the Veterans Tribute Nov. 11 at Holmes Beach City Hall.

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