• City of Jacksonville honors fallen heroes at Memorial Day Observation

    By: Rich Jones, WOKV


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -  The City of Jacksonville honors fallen heroes during its annual Memorial Day Observance Monday. 

    Governor Rick Scott and other local dignitaries are expected to speak at the event, which will also recognize six local servicemen.

    -Gabriel A. Fuentes, USAF

    -Elgin E. Ross, USAF

    -Stephen C. Johnson, USN

    -Stephanie M. Hetland, USA

    -Joseph J. Murray, USMC

    -William R. Posch, USAF

    MORE: Jacksonville offices, facilities closed for Memorial Day 

    Nearly 1,700 names appear on Jacksonville’s Veterans Memorial Wall that stands in honor of the service and sacrifice of U.S. Service Members who died while on active duty.

    The monument was dedicated in November 1995 and is the second largest memorial wall in the nation, behind the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. 

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