One of Florida’s biggest Veterans Day ceremonies took place in Sumter County.
Saluting Branches is a national event with thousands of volunteers, who donate their time to trim trees at 67 national cemeteries across the US.
Cannons blasted. Bagpipes sang out. A mounted patrol carried American flags, and the Hernando County High School Band played: This year’s event at the Florida National Cemetery unfolded with military precision.
Loved ones come from all over the state and beyond to lay their relatives to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
A veteran with no family got a proper sendoff thanks to a group of strangers.