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Ceremonies remember the fallen on Memorial Day

The USS Turner Joy — it’s a site well suited for Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony.

Each year the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Navy League Council sponsors a ceremony aboard the former U.S. Navy destroyer to remember those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

“It’s a ceremony to honor our dead, that’s what Memorial Day is all about,” said Sandra Howes Smith, Navy League member.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public. This year’s guest speaker is retired Army Col. Bruce Crandall.

“He is fascinating, an incredible person,” Smith said.

Crandall was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and led more than 900 combat missions during two tours there. The Manchester resident was portrayed by actor Greg Kinnear in the

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