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MacDill Air Force Base honors fallen soldiers in early Memorial Day ceremony

Airman 1st Class Amy Williams waits for the start of Thursday morning’s Memorial Day ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

SKIP O’ROURKE | Times

Airman 1st Class Amy Williams waits for the start of Thursday morning’s Memorial Day ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

TAMPA — MacDill Air Force Base conducted a Memorial Day ceremony Thursday, a few days ahead of the official holiday.

Several events were planned starting at 8 a.m., including a 21-gun salute, presentation of the American flag, a KC-135 flyover and singing America the Beautiful. Sixth Air Mobility Wing Commander Col. Lenny Richoux also was scheduled to speak.

The reading of a poem was also planned along with the playing of taps and the laying of a wreath.

MacDill Air Force Base honors fallen soldiers in early Memorial Day ceremony 05/26/11 [Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2011 2:07pm]
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