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FPC and Matanzas JROTC Cadets retire the colors. Photo by Paige Wilson

Veteran of the Year named at Flagler County Veterans ceremony

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

FPC and Matanzas JROTC Cadets retire the colors. Photo by Paige Wilson

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“This is indeed an honor,” Sisco Deen said after accepting the Veteran of the Year award. “Thank you, Mary Ann Clark, the president of the Flagler Historical Society.”

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

“This is indeed an honor,” Sisco Deen said after accepting the Veteran of the Year award. “Thank you, Mary Ann Clark, the president of the Flagler Historical Society.”

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Barbara Hall presents a Quilt of Valor to veteran Harry Gilman. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

Barbara Hall presents a Quilt of Valor to veteran Harry Gilman. Photo by Paige Wilson

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A Flagler County Girl Scout gives a thank-you card to U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jack Marshall. Photo by Paige Wilson

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A Flagler County Girl Scout gives a thank-you card to U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jack Marshall. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Flagler County Veterans Services Officer David Lydon introduces the guest speaker: Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Flagler County Veterans Services Officer David Lydon introduces the guest speaker: Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri. Photo by Paige Wilson

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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bob Bey accepts a Quilt of Valor presented by Barbara Hall. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bob Bey accepts a Quilt of Valor presented by Barbara Hall. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Neal McCoppin leads the first verse of the U.S. Marine Corps song to celebrate its 242nd birthday. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Neal McCoppin leads the first verse of the U.S. Marine Corps song to celebrate its 242nd birthday. Photo by Paige Wilson

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“This is indeed an honor,” Sisco Deen said after being awarded the 2017 Flagler County Colonel Gary E. DeKay Veteran of the Year award.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

“This is indeed an honor,” Sisco Deen said after being awarded the 2017 Flagler County Colonel Gary E. DeKay Veteran of the Year award.

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Flagler County Girl Scouts lower their heads for the prayer. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

Flagler County Girl Scouts lower their heads for the prayer. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Veteran Harry Gilman sits by the flag pole during the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

Veteran Harry Gilman sits by the flag pole during the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

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A crowd gathered outside the Government Services Building in Bunnell. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

A crowd gathered outside the Government Services Building in Bunnell. Photo by Paige Wilson

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“I have to say, I’m somewhat overwhelmed by the presentation of this, and I accept it very graciously,” said U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bob Bey after receiving a Quilt of Valor.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

“I have to say, I’m somewhat overwhelmed by the presentation of this, and I accept it very graciously,” said U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bob Bey after receiving a Quilt of Valor.

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The Wadsworth Elementary Choir sings "God Bless America." Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

The Wadsworth Elementary Choir sings "God Bless America." Photo by Paige Wilson

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“We take this opportunity to honor our veterans for giving selfless service and not selfish service,” said Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

“We take this opportunity to honor our veterans for giving selfless service and not selfish service,” said Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri.

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Veteran Mark Pole sits with his family in the front row. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Veteran Mark Pole sits with his family in the front row. Photo by Paige Wilson

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“We come together today to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces: past, present and future,” said Flagler County Commissioner Jean Mealy on behalf of the Flagler Woman's Club.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

“We come together today to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces: past, present and future,” said Flagler County Commissioner Jean Mealy on behalf of the Flagler Woman's Club.

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The U.S. Armed Forces flags are retired at the conclusion of the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

The U.S. Armed Forces flags are retired at the conclusion of the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bob Bey looks to the speaker. The two-time Purple Heart recipient later received a Quilt of Valor during the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bob Bey looks to the speaker. The two-time Purple Heart recipient later received a Quilt of Valor during the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Sheriff Rick Staly and guest speaker Florida Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri stand during the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

Sheriff Rick Staly and guest speaker Florida Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri stand during the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Veterans in the audience stand for the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

Veterans in the audience stand for the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

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The FPC Formality Singers perform the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

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The FPC Formality Singers perform the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Flagler County Boy Scouts stand for the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

Flagler County Boy Scouts stand for the National Anthem. Photo by Paige Wilson

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FPC and Matanzas JROTC Cadets get ready to post the colors. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

FPC and Matanzas JROTC Cadets get ready to post the colors. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Sheriff Rick Staly, Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri and Flagler County Commissioners Nate McLaughlin, Donald O'Brien, David Sullivan, Gregory Hansen and Charles Ericksen bow their heads during the prayer.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

Sheriff Rick Staly, Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri and Flagler County Commissioners Nate McLaughlin, Donald O'Brien, David Sullivan, Gregory Hansen and Charles Ericksen bow their heads during the prayer.

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A veteran bows his head during the prayer. Photo by Paige Wilson

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A veteran bows his head during the prayer. Photo by Paige Wilson

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