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Fort Walton Beach Northwest Florida Daily News (Newspaper) - May 25, 2015, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Sports i cd ceremony features symbolic groundbreaking Freedom Bell by Karic. Barlow 315-443 Tow Mac k tor Lew com fort Walton Beach Tho City a annual memorial Day ceremony this year will feature a bit More Aud Enoe participation than usual today s program a a joint Effort of the air Force. Army and marines a a will include a symbolic ground break my tor the future veterans tribute Bell Tower at Beal memorial cemetery a we Are going to pass entrench my tools loaned to me by the military from per son to per son a said organizer and emcee Tom Rice a then we will spread some of the Sand that was used to cast the Bell Quot the Freedom Bell which was cast locally sept 11.2014, will be rung at 11 a in to Mark the Start of the ceremony the veterans tribute Tower committee has Mack major strides in meeting its fundraising goal of a a we re $32,000 from the end. Rice said it s just come from every direction last week the City Council at City manager Michael Beedie s recommendation. Approved a $25,000 donation from the City s cemetery Upkeep fund they a re right at the finish line a Bodek told the Council calling it a a great Honor to be Able to donate to a project honouring veterans Rice said by was thrilled by the City s support a we Are very grateful he said this is something we Vebien think my about for five or six years a Rev said the committee s target is to have the timer built my installed in time for the City a veterans Day ceremony want to go fori Walton Beach will Holt it annual memorial Day ceremony at 11 a m. Today at Beal memorial cemetery. Feb twins named daily news Tennis players of the year Northwest Florida Tiv 1 daily news monday May 25, 2015 75 cents daily nonprofits to work together to revive a Maliza Jackson school and Emerald coast fitness have submitted bids to take Over property by Karic. Barlow 315-44381 <3 a a rib win to flow fort Walton Beach Liza Jackson preparatory school and the Emerald coast fitness Bunda Bon have proposed different uses for the old Myca building pm Hospital Road but the two nonprofits done to consider themselves competitors. Each group plans to include the other if fort Walton Beach officials accept their bid. A we Are supporting each other a said Pam Braseth treasurer for Emerald coast fitness. While Emerald coast fitness is focused on reviving the my can spool and establishing recreational programs Liza Jackson is eyeing the property for an expanded Middle school that would House sixth through ninth graders. A there is potential there a said Tern Roberts ceo of the k-8 charter school. A a we be needed a gym and athletic facilities for our school for a Long time a if the schools proposal is accepted it would contract with Emerald coast fitness to operate the Pool and aquatic programs Braseth said her group wants to teach water safety to All county first graders offer summer league swimming and other programs. If Emerald coast fitness proposal is approved it would partner with Liza Jackson to operate after school recreation and child care programs at the y. To locate its Middle school on the property Liza Jackson also would need permission from the air Force which deeded the land to fort Walton Beach for recreational purposes see Myca i a3area offers Many places to Salute those lost it s uplifting to know that i will be around other people who have lost sons and daughters and who share my Cindy Schellin who lost her son Gage inside Okaloosa Kennel club hosts annual dog show by weird news 911 called for stuffed Tiger atop Sun a2 Here s where to find i weather your favorite Content p Clouds and Sun show and Tell a4 local i Siau by with a thunderstorm classified c5-a lottery c3 in the Hernoon Cocks 17 obituaries by High 87, Low 73 dear Abby by puzzles a guff temp 82 editorials a sports pm 68 in Nous i news read by 98,290 people every Day .3934 by Kelly Humphrey 315-44431 or i Ink Ftp Kif a 1 a a a a a. a a it Wyo Day today is the first memorial Day since Cindy Schellin lost her Soldier son. Gage. It won t be an easy Day Fem her but the fort Walton Beach resident is grateful to live in a Community where there Are sacred spaces dedicated to remember ing fallen service members. A ordinarily i Tike to go to Liza Jackson Park to sit and think about Gage a she said. A i used to take him fishing there and it s a special place to me but on memorial Day i want to attend the services at Beal memorial cemetery because this time it wont just be me remembering that i had a son a it s uplifting to know that i will be around other people who have lost sons and daughters and who share my grief a across the country. Memorial Day is the one Day a year designated for americans to pause to remember the men and women who have fought and died in service to their country however in heavily military Northwest Flor Ida those remembrances Arentt limited to the Federal Holiday. Residents have built memo rials across the area from Large Granite monuments to the Impromptu tributes built at the site of the recent Blackhawk helicopter crash near Navarre some Are built on military bases while others stand proudly in the Center of a Community. For Many those spots Are a place for Healing and quiet reflection Here Are just some of the Many monuments to be found in Northwest Florida see places to remember a3 Nick Tomecek Korea and Vietnam War Veteran Bill Walker salutes during the Reading of the Roll Call of the deceased during last years memorial Day ceremony at Beal memorial cemetery below hundreds of people attended the twin cities veterans councils memorial Day ceremony at Doolittle Park in Valparaiso last year a get your system ready with our planned maintenance program Dill financing available a Contact us today 850.678.23131 a Kkt Kokini is

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