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A crowd gathers on the lawn and across Court Street from the Blount County Courthouse for the annual Memorial Day service.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

A crowd gathers on the lawn and across Court Street from the Blount County Courthouse for the annual Memorial Day service.

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  • U.S. Marine Corps veteran and keynote speaker Clayton Narveson, left, who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, poses for a photo with Bill Matula who is holding a photograph of his late father, a U.S. Marine who received the Bronze star for fighting at Iwo Jima.
  • Robert Redwine, president of the Board of Directors for Blount Memorial Hospital, addresses the audience gathered at the steps and front lawn of the Blount County Courthouse.
  • U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr. addresses those gathered for the Memorial Day program at the Blount County Courthouse.
  • Patty Seaks, left, holds granddaughter Caitlyn Weinbaum during the Memorial Day service at the Blount County Courthouse. Caitlyn is the daughter of newly-named Veterans Service officer Nathan Weinbaum.
  • Nathan Weinbaum, Blount County Veterans Service officer, shares a few words with those gathered for the Memorial Day program at the Blount County Courthouse.
  • U.S. Navy veteran Joe Davis stands at attention during the Memorial Day service at the Blount County Courthouse.
  • A crowd gathers on the lawn and across Court Street from the Blount County Courthouse for the annual Memorial Day service.
  • State Sen. Doug Overbey, left, greets U.S. Marine Corps veteran Clayton Narveson during the Memorial Day service at the Blount County Courthouse.
  • U.S. Navy veteran Bob Hurm, left, stands with District 5-B Blount County Commissioner Rick Carver during the Memorial Day service at the Blount County Courthouse.
  • Jim Kepley, left, a veteran of the 101st Airborne, and Ruddy Hawkins, from Army Medical personnel, chat during the Memorial Day service at the Blount County Courthouse.
  • U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tony Joyce, left, and U.S. Army veteran James Lawson participate in the Memorial Day ceremony at the Blount County Courthouse.

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