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'Remembering Our Fallen' tribute to Florida soldiers travels to Palm Harbor (w/video)

A group of Florida Patriot Riders escort the "Remembering Our Fallen" exhibit to Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor from Tarpon Springs on Friday. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]

Published Mar. 20, 2015

PALM HARBOR — A traveling memorial devoted to 304 Florida soldiers who have died since 9/11 while fighting the war on terror will be on view Saturday at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens.

The Florida Patriot Riders escorted the "Remembering Our Fallen" exhibit to the Palm Harbor cemetery from Tarpon Springs on Friday.

The starting point for the ride was Frankies Patriot BBQ, a restaurant opened by Craig and Toni Gross, parents of Army Cpl. Frank Gross, in honor of their son who was killed in action in 2011 in Afghanistan.

The exhibit, which features names and photos of the Florida soldiers, is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens at 1750 Curlew Road in Palm Harbor. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m.

In addition to the Grosses, participants include Kim Allison, mother of Army Spc. Zack Shannon, who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, in 2013, and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis.

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