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Tube Dude decorations representing each of the armed services were on hand.

Hundreds hike in Sarasota in honor of Memorial Day

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Tube Dude decorations representing each of the armed services were on hand.

Bill Sterbinsky addresses the gathered crowd on the hike's route and safety concerns.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Bill Sterbinsky addresses the gathered crowd on the hike's route and safety concerns.

Matt and Lori Augustyniak prepare to begin the hike with Kita and Kenai.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Matt and Lori Augustyniak prepare to begin the hike with Kita and Kenai.

Jan Hamel Solomon delivers a prayer to the gathered participants before they headed out on their 5K route.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Jan Hamel Solomon delivers a prayer to the gathered participants before they headed out on their 5K route.

Carlos Moreira helps instruct the hikers on the morning holds for them, along with Miguel Moreira.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Carlos Moreira helps instruct the hikers on the morning holds for them, along with Miguel Moreira.

Once across Bayfront Drive, the hikers headed through Hart's Landing before crossing the Ringling Bridge to Bird Key.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Once across Bayfront Drive, the hikers headed through Hart's Landing before crossing the Ringling Bridge to Bird Key.

A truck slowed at the top of the bridge to offer hikers water.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

A truck slowed at the top of the bridge to offer hikers water.

At the top of the Ringling Bridge, the hikers stretched out for hundreds of yards.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

At the top of the Ringling Bridge, the hikers stretched out for hundreds of yards.

Hikers make their way through Hart's Landing on their way to the westbound side of the John Ringling Bridge.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Hikers make their way through Hart's Landing on their way to the westbound side of the John Ringling Bridge.

Joe Dralus, walking with his friend and fellow veteran Mike Keller, wore his event T-shirt proudly.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Joe Dralus, walking with his friend and fellow veteran Mike Keller, wore his event T-shirt proudly.

The group finishes walking the span of the John Ringling Bridge on the return leg of the 5K hike.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The group finishes walking the span of the John Ringling Bridge on the return leg of the 5K hike.

Michael Sabuda, left, and James DeMass carried the American flag with them.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Michael Sabuda, left, and James DeMass carried the American flag with them.

The Army group of hikers assembles in the Marina Jack parking lot before crossing Bayfront Drive on the return leg.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The Army group of hikers assembles in the Marina Jack parking lot before crossing Bayfront Drive on the return leg.

Hikers re-enter J.D. Hamel Park.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Hikers re-enter J.D. Hamel Park.

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) is an Army veteran and led Saturday's hike carrying military pack.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) is an Army veteran and led Saturday's hike carrying military pack.

Kendra Hammock and Toni Snedacor added a little flair to the day with pinwheel headbands.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Kendra Hammock and Toni Snedacor added a little flair to the day with pinwheel headbands.

The hike covered 5K from J.D. Hamel Park over the John Ringling Bridge to Bird Key and back.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

The hike covered 5K from J.D. Hamel Park over the John Ringling Bridge to Bird Key and back.

Panels on the war memorial in J.D. Hamel Park honor the Sarasotans who died in the service of their country. This side honors those killed in the Vietnam War and in the Middle East.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Panels on the war memorial in J.D. Hamel Park honor the Sarasotans who died in the service of their country. This side honors those killed in the Vietnam War and in the Middle East.

Bill Sterbinsky addresses the gathered crowd on the hike's route and safety concerns.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Bill Sterbinsky addresses the gathered crowd on the hike's route and safety concerns.

Flags honoring each of the armed services were on display.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Flags honoring each of the armed services were on display.

Past the midway point, the hike led by U.S. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) climbs the eastbound side of the John Ringling Bridge.

Saturday, May 29, 2021 |

Past the midway point, the hike led by U.S. Rep. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) climbs the eastbound side of the John Ringling Bridge.

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