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Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sarasota National Cemetery remembers with Memorial Day ceremony

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Janice Myers takes a moment at the gravesite for her husband Henry at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

The audience for the Memorial Day Ceremony included veterans and their families.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Sarasota County Commissioner Carolyn Mason delivered the proclamation declaring May 25, 2015 Memorial Day in Sarasota County.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Craig Gross performs his original song “They Buried My Son in Arlington” in memory of his son Cpl. Frank Gross.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Families of armed forces members killed in action, also known as Gold Star Families, are presented with a wreath to commemorate their sacrifices.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Headstones at Sarasota National Cemetery were adorned with American flags from the organization Flags for Fallen Vets.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Sarasota National Cemetery Director John Rosentrater thanks guests and veterans for being in attendance.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Lisa Cece and her son Michael place flowers for her father Burt Pryor.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Vietnam veteran Tom Smith receives a commemorative pin for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

Veterans line up on stage to receive a pin in recognition of their service during the Vietnam War.

Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Day 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015 |

President of the POW MIA Sarasota Chapter Frank d'Antonio greets veterans and family members in the audience.

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