Making a MARC on the community: Crestview thanks military families on Armed Forces Day

MARC boy scouts troop 30 7th special forces

Crestview Troop 30 Boy Scouts line up to provide a sense of scale to a 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) 12.5-ton armored vehicle. From left are Bradley Johnston, Joshua Valdez, Zack Livingston, Jonathon Rodriguez and Aiden Finney.

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 03:51 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Community members showed their thanks for local military service personnel and their families on Armed Forces Day.

Saturday's annual event is a time for families to relax, have fun, eat free food and enjoy a spring day in Old Spanish Trail Park, Bob Lynn, chairman of the Military Appreciation Recognition Celebration committee, said.

It was also a time for ceremony.

Five Crestview-based Emerald Coast Young Marines members earned promotions: Rollin Cluff to sergeant; Lily Harris, Dalton Templeton and Bailee Joy to lance corporal; and Richelle Teets to private, first class.

Static displays included military vehicles and weapons, while bounce houses, the National Guard's rock climbing wall, go-carts and inflatable slides were among recreational opportunities.

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