BRADENTON -- On Monday, the Manatee County Veterans Council hosted its annual Memorial Day service, which was open to the public at Veterans Park, on the Manatee River, behind the Manatee Memorial Hospital. The service started at 9 a.m. and the large crowd in attendance wasaddressed by Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Longboat Key) and Jessica McVay, Commandant, Marine Corps League Detachment 588.
|photos by Marcie Powers|
|The 2012 Memorial Day services at Veteran's Memorial Park on the Manatee River|
|Congressman Vern Buchanan speaks with constituents|
|Bradenton City Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey and a local veteran|
|Larry and Gail Tidmore of the Marine Corps League Detachment 588|
|BOCC Candidates Jose Colon (L), Corie Holmes (R) flank County Commissioner Donna Hayes (Center)|
|Manatee County Commissioner Robin DiSabatino|
|Jessica McVay, Commandant, Marine Corps League Detachment 588|
|The Bayshore High School JROTC|
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