The annual Veterans Day ceremony in Fort Walton Beach was held Wednesday at Beal Memorial Cemetery. It was the first official observance to be held around the new Veterans Tribute Tower at the entrance to the cemetery.
“Ladies and Gentleman…the ringing of the new Tribute Tower and the stroke of the eleven bells.”
The sound of the Freedom Bell rang out as part of the ceremony. Dozens of veterans from World War II to Desert Storm to the Global War on Terror were gathered around the flag pole and the new Tribute Tower where they were recognized for their service.