Bay County Memorial Day Observance held at Kent Forest Lawn Cemetery

BAY COUNTY, Fla. - The Bay County community came together Monday morning at Kent Forest Lawn Cemetery to honor the service men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Bay County Commissioners and the Bay County Veterans Council host the annual Memorial Day Observance.

"We put the ceremony on to honor the fallen veterans, the fallen soldiers who have sacrificed so much for our freedom," Commissioner Bill Dozier said.

The ceremony featured traditions like laying a wreath, a twenty-one gun salute, the playing of Taps, and a flyover.

The guest speaker Commanding Officer Douglas Huggan, Naval Support Activity, Panama City, reminded the audience that Memorial Day is a day to share stories so the soldiers of yesterday and today are not forgotten by the children of tomorrow.

"As Abraham Lincoln stated more than 100 years ago, it is all together fitting and proper that we should do this. He went on to say the world cannot forget what they did. It is for us the living to be dedicated to the unfinished work of the heroes," CDR Huggan said in his speech.

Mosley High School's Marine Corp JROTC presented the colors, and the Boy Scouts of Panama City helped with placing the other American flags.


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