Ken Bell served in the Army from 1966 to 1972. He was present during the Tet Offensive and is a past commander of the Disabled American Veterans chapter in Marathon and the American Legion in Marathon. He is the commandant of the local Marine Corps League and vice president of the Vietnam Veterans of America. 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.
Four generations of Drennings have served our country. William J. Graham served in the Navy during WWI, John H. Drenning was a WWII airborne combat medic who served in the Pacific, J. Scott Drenning is a 28-year retired Command Master Chief who lives in Marathon with his wife Betty Anne, and Nicholas T. Drenning is currently serving on active duty as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy. JOHN DRENNING/Contributed
Four generations of Drennings have served our country. William J. Graham served in the Navy during WWI, John H. Drenning was a WWII airborne combat medic who served in the Pacific, J. Scott Drenning is a 28-year retired Command Master Chief who lives in Marathon with his wife Betty Anne, and Nicholas T. Drenning is currently serving on active duty as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy. JOHN DRENNING/Contributed
Four generations of Drennings have served our country. William J. Graham served in the Navy during WWI, John H. Drenning was a WWII airborne combat medic who served in the Pacific, J. Scott Drenning is a 28-year retired Command Master Chief who lives in Marathon with his wife Betty Anne, and Nicholas T. Drenning is currently serving on active duty as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy. JOHN DRENNING/Contributed
Four generations of Drennings have served our country. William J. Graham served in the Navy during WWI, John H. Drenning was a WWII airborne combat medic who served in the Pacific, J. Scott Drenning is a 28-year retired Command Master Chief who lives in Marathon with his wife Betty Anne, and Nicholas T. Drenning is currently serving on active duty as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy. JOHN DRENNING/Contributed
Neighbors and friends in Marathon: JT Odom (WWII and Korean War Veteran) and Robert Hartigan (Vietnam Veteran). Odom has lived in Marathon for well over 60 years, and he is over 90 years old. CONTRIBUTED
Public Works Administrator Dan Bensley is retired from the Navy. CONTRIBUTED
Jim Crane of Monroe Country Roads and Bridges Dept. is a veteran. CONTRIBUTED
Ken Bell served in the Army from 1966 to 1972. He was present during the Tet Offensive and is a past commander of the Disabled American Veterans chapter in Marathon and the American Legion in Marathon. He is the commandant of the local Marine Corps League and vice president of the Vietnam Veterans of America. CONTRIBUTED
Beau says thank you to our veterans for their service. LIZ WRIGHT/Contributed

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