Large turnout marks Memorial Day observance in Sun City Center
An estimated 850 residents honored the fallen May 27 during a solemn Memorial Day ceremony at the Kings Point Veteran’s Theater.
Following opening ceremonies that included the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, an introduction of VIPs, Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem, retired Army Col. DJ Reyes gave a moving keynote speech.
The event also included music by the Trinity Baptist Church Choir, a somber roll call of Sun City Center veterans who died during the past year and Living Flag Tribute.
The event concluded with the placing of a large wreath at the flagpole outside by members of Boy Scout Troop 661.