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.