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Students mark Veterans Day

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Thousands gather at park

By Jim Clark

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More than 2,000 students from Marion County schools gathered at Veterans Park for a ceremony honoring those who have or are still serving in our Armed Forces.

There was patriotic music, readings and speeches from some of those attending. The Ocala Police Dept. conducted a 21 plus 1 gun salute, and there was a flyover by a quintet of War-birds from Leeward Air Ranch.

The ceremony takes place each year as students, who attend school that day, get an education into the service and sacrifice of local veterans.