Honoring the fallen

Memorial Day, once known as Decoration Day, began after the Civil War to remember the fallen of that conflagration. It now honors all who have died in military service to the country.

10530631086?profile=RESIZE_710xCommunity members listen to one of the speakers during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Boca Raton Cemetery on May 30.

10530631664?profile=RESIZE_710xBoca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guard members walk in procession to begin the ceremony, which was hosted by the city of Boca Raton.

10530632055?profile=RESIZE_710xBeth Becker Agami, a Gold Star Mother from Boca Raton, addresses the crowd. Her son, Army Spc. Daniel J. Agami, died on June 21, 2007, while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

10530632256?profile=RESIZE_584xMary Allen, a Gold Star Family Member, and Korean War veteran Larry Boyden applaud a speaker at the ceremony, which included music by the Fort Lauderdale Highlanders and the Coastmen Chorus.

10530632492?profile=RESIZE_710xMembers of the Boca Raton Community High School NJROTC perform a
ceremonial folding of the American flag.

Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

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