Ceremony of Remembrance at National Cemetery


Historic City News photojournalist Mark Cubbedge reported from the National Cemetery on Marine Street in St Augustine this morning, sharing images of this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony.

  • An unidentified young man this morning at St. Augustine National Cemetery kneeling at a grave site and tracing the engraved cross on the headstone over and over.
  • Sunrise breaking over the St. Augustine National Cemetery on Memorial Day 2014.
  • Chaplain Commander David J. Baker praying for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and for those currently fighting for freedom overseas.
  • Massing of the colors during the 2014 Memorial Day ceremony at St. Augustine National Cemetery.
  • Mario Patruno, 94, saluting during the massing of the colors at St. Augustine National Cemetery. Patruno, was a member of the 101st Airborne, parachuted into Normandy during the D-Day invasion in World War II.
  • Nease High School Cadet Michaela Heinrich (foreground) served as the salute officer, ringing the bell after the reading of the names of St. Johns County service members who have died since Veteran’s Day 2013.
  • Commander John Donlon (ret.) of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office playing Taps during the Memorial Day ceremony.
  • Photo credits: © 2014 Historic City News staff photograph by Mark Cubbedge

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