Marv Schindler, U.S. Army Major, 1962 - 1982. Schindler flew three combat tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross four times along with other awards for valor. He has lived in Marathon with his family for 38 years. GAIL SCHINDLER/Contributed

We’re collecting our favorite shots of the Keys and featuring the photographers in the newspaper and on our social media channels. Our themes this month are “SALUTE OUR VETS” for Veteran’s Day and “GRATEFUL” for Thanksgiving. Thank you to all who have served our country. Send us pictures of the veterans you’d like to honor and of what makes you feel grateful with a caption about why.

Photos, captions and photo credit can be emailed to [email protected]

Rules, schmules:

  • All photos must be original work and feature something in the Keys. 
  • Photos can be images that have been published before.
  • No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.
  • Any person agrees, by submitting photos, that photos submitted can be used by the Keys Weekly for any and all purposes, including but not limited to advertising, charity work, sales, future editorial, print in the newspapers or online or on social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and any other social media platforms as may come about.
Director Jaime Denton (MCSO) is a Navy veteran. CONTRIBUTED
James Howie, center, and two of his shipmates from the destroyer USS McDermut, which saw action in the Pacific in World War II. Handwritten on the back of the photo is: Taken in the Casa De Vallejo Hotel lounge in 1945, in Vallejo, California. Howie is the father of Mike Howie of Marathon. CONTRIBUTED
Retired Navy Admiral Kurt Tidd and his daughter Coast Guard Academy Cadet 1/c Jackie Tidd share a love of diving and service. CONTRIBUTED
Colonel Abe Conn, Army, retired. CONTRIBUTED
My son, Zachary M. Hollis in Afghanistan. DEBRA HOLLIS/Contributed

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