Visitors gathered at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg on Sunday over Memorial Day weekend. Many were volunteers who marked gravesites with American flags as they made sure veterans laid to rest there were not forgotten. For some, the visit was personal as they paused beside the engravings with names of loved ones.
Here are some Memorial Day events taking place today:
Memorial Day at the Cemetery: The Orlando Devil Dogs — Young Marines Unit honors fallen soldiers with a presentation of the colors. Free. 9 a.m.-noon. Bushnell National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave., Brooksville.
Memorial Day Ceremony: The city of Largo marks the holiday with live music and a presentation of the colors by the City of Largo Fire and Police Department Honor Guard. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. 727-587-6740, ext. 5014.
To Honor and Remember: There will be a parade of military vehicles, a remembrance ceremony and a reception with food and drinks. Anyone dressed or decorated in holiday decor is invited to join the parade. Free. 1:30 p.m. VFW Post 2550, 360 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. 727-733-6107.