Military Appreciation ceremony draws crowd (GALLERY)

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School jazz band members listen to Bob Lynn during the opening ceremony at the sixth annual Military Appreciation Recognition Ceremony, Saturday at Old Spanish Trail Park.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM.

CRESTVIEW — North Okaloosa County residents expressed appreciation for local active and retired military members on Saturday during the sixth annual Military Appreciation Recognition Ceremony at Old Spanish Trail Park.

The event, organized by the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee, featured live entertainment, multiple bounce houses, a car show and various vendors. Free food also was available.   

Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.

 A motorcycle parade featuring Crestview Police Chief Tony Taylor kicked off events, followed by the Shoal River Mustang Club’s procession. Polished Ford Mustangs were on display throughout the day.

Crestview High School’s jazz band and First Baptist Church of Crestview’s men’s ensemble choir were among performers.

Kids enjoyed interacting with bomb disposal robots presented by the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base.

"We just wanted to give them a demonstration of what we do just down the road," Lt. Deward L. Cummings III said. "They put this event out to support us; it’s the least we can do to support them."



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