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Navy Vets Gather At Farragut

Dozens of U.S. Navy World War II veterans help unfurl and stretch a large U.S. flag as "Anchor's Aweigh" is played over loud speakers Saturday at Farragut State Park. Most of the veterans who attended the annual reunion completed basic training at the Farragut Naval Training Station between 1942 and 1946 before fighting in the Pacific theater 70 years ago. Although formal reunions were curtailed several years ago, veterans and their supporters organize informal gatherings, including a coffee hour and barbecue after the flag ceremony. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

Question: Has any member of your family served in the U.S. Navy?

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