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Celebrating those who gave all

Jerry Coleman was the primary honoree, but all of America’s servicemembers, past and present, were celebrated at the annual Mt. Soledad Memorial Day event, May 26.

Shuttle buses carried attendees to the area around the Veteran’s War Memorial, where San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders addressed the crowd and Marine Corps Brigadier General Michael Aguilar gave the keynote. A U.S. Navy color guard and rifle team also paid tribute, and the San Diego Salute T-34 Formation Team flew over in the “Missing Man” formation, which honors America’s war dead.