Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard: All are represented in the following pages, as the Keys Weekly, in preparation for Veterans Day on Nov. 11, proudly highlights some of the local men and women who placed service above self and country above everything.
These men and women make us proud and we sincerely thank them and all American veterans for their service.
Veterans Day events in the Florida Keys:
Saturday, Nov. 11:
11 a.m — Key West: Wreath-laying ceremony at Veterans Memorial Garden at Bayview Park.
11 a.m. — Marathon: American Legion Post 154 hosts a Veterans Day parade from 20th Street, making a U-turn at 107th Street and ending with a ceremony at the American Legion, 4115 Overseas Hwy.
11 a.m. — Islamorada: Islamorada Fire Rescue Station 20 will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 81850 Overseas Highway.
11 a.m. — Key Largo: Ceremony at Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo, followed by a community picnic at Peace Park behind the government center hosted by Monroe County Veterans Affairs and the American Legion.
4 p.m. — Key West: Naval Air Station Key West hosts the annual Veterans Day Parade on Duval Street. Keys government buildings will be lit in green from Nov. 6-12 to show support for veterans through Operation Green Light. County offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10.