NAS Key West to Participate in Memorial Day Ceremonies

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NAS Key West and the community will mark the Memorial Day holiday at two ceremonies Monday morning. At 9 a.m., the Navy League Key West Council will hold their annual ceremony at the Maine Memorial Plot in the Key West City Cemetery. NAS Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Steve McAlearney will be the guest speaker and the air station Honor Guard will render a 21-gun rifle salute.

At 11 a.m., American Legion Post 28 will host their annual Memorial Day Service at the Southern Keys Cemetery on Big Coppitt Key. Maj. Joshua Eaton, commanding officer of the U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School, will be the featured speaker and the NAS Key West Honor Guard will also participate in a traditional ceremony.

Memorial Day observances are free and the public is encouraged to attend to honor those service members who have given their lives for our country.

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