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Wyatt Kent hands Sgt. John James a handmade card by Tomoka Elementary and Ormond Beach Elementary students at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

OMAM pays tribute to U.S. veterans with tearful accounts of the price of freedom — the enduring principle of heroism

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 |

Wyatt Kent hands Sgt. John James a handmade card by Tomoka Elementary and Ormond Beach Elementary students at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Bethune-Cookman University euphonium players of the school's tuba and euphonium ensemble play military hymns and marches at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Bethune-Cookman University euphonium players of the school's tuba and euphonium ensemble play military hymns and marches at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Sgt. Matt Simmons, music department chair at Bethune-Cookman University, leads the tuba and euphonium ensemble at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Sgt. Matt Simmons, music department chair at Bethune-Cookman University, leads the tuba and euphonium ensemble at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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City Commissioners Rick Boehm, Troy Kent, Mayor Bill Partington and City Commissioner Dwight Selby attended the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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City Commissioners Rick Boehm, Troy Kent, Mayor Bill Partington and City Commissioner Dwight Selby attended the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Debbie Kruck-Forrester of Ormond Strong holds her flag up at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Debbie Kruck-Forrester of Ormond Strong holds her flag up at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Former Ormond Beach Mayor and past captain of the US Air Force Fred Costello hosts the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Former Ormond Beach Mayor and past captain of the US Air Force Fred Costello hosts the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington delivers a proclamation at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington delivers a proclamation at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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A star-spangled rock sits on a grassy ledge at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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A star-spangled rock sits on a grassy ledge at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Sgt. John James talks about how art has helped him after serving the army at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Sgt. John James talks about how art has helped him after serving the army at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Col. Chic Shoener emotionally shares some of his memories of fallen Marines during the Vietnam War at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Col. Chic Shoener emotionally shares some of his memories of fallen Marines during the Vietnam War at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis pays tribute to veterans with a speech at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis pays tribute to veterans with a speech at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Volusia County Court Judge Bryan Feigenbaum pulls his daughter close during the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Volusia County Court Judge Bryan Feigenbaum pulls his daughter close during the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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City Commissioner Troy Kent talks about four Ormond Beach vets before children deliver cards at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 |

City Commissioner Troy Kent talks about four Ormond Beach vets before children deliver cards at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Fred Costello, City Commissioner Rick Boehm, Sgt. John James and Rep. Ron DeSantis sit in the front row at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 |

Fred Costello, City Commissioner Rick Boehm, Sgt. John James and Rep. Ron DeSantis sit in the front row at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ormond Strong stood at the rear of the crowd at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Ormond Strong stood at the rear of the crowd at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Students from Tomoka Elementary and Ormond Beach Elementary made handmade cards for the vets at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Students from Tomoka Elementary and Ormond Beach Elementary made handmade cards for the vets at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Xavier Guerra, 6, hands out cards to vets at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. He wants to be an air force pilot one day. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Xavier Guerra, 6, hands out cards to vets at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. He wants to be an air force pilot one day. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Xavier Guerra, 6, hands out cards to vets at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Xavier Guerra, 6, hands out cards to vets at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Veterans and their families sing "God Bless America" at the end of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 |

Veterans and their families sing "God Bless America" at the end of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum's annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 11. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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