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See larger 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.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

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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  • 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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