A formal ceremony commemorating Memorial Day was held at Bay Pines National Cemetery on Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m., with a keynote speaker, musical performances including taps and a firing salute.
The cemetery is open every day from dawn to dusk and is located on the grounds of the C.W. Bill Young Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. N., St. Petersburg.
Over 36,000 gravestones were marked with American flags in about two hours starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 by about 200 volunteers including Boy Scouts from dozens of units around the greater Tampa Bay area.