Bay Pines National Cemetery honors the fallen on Memorial Day

The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Bay Pines National Cemetery was once again held virtually to pay respects to members of the military killed in combat.

It’s the only national cemetery between Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Like last year, the service was held online with more than 50,000 people expected to tune in virtually, according to the ceremony. 

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The keynote speaker was Major General Patrick D. Frank, the United States Central Command Chief of Staff. The service also included a ceremonial wreath placement and music from the Keswick Christian School Band and Choir.

FOX 13's anchor Mark Wilson emceed the event.