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Island remembers fallen heroes

A crowd of Alamedans and others, above, gathered at the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Alameda Veterans Memorial Park near the Bay Farm Bridge. Top left, Danny McNair, 4, of Alameda, watches his flag blow in the wind. Top center, veterans pay tribute during the event. Top right, veteran Jim Sweeney, of Alameda, salutes.


Jim Sweeney, of Alameda salutes during at a Memorial Day ceremony held at Alameda Veterans Memorial Park in Alameda, Calif., on Monday, May 26, 2014. (Dan
Jim Sweeney, of Alameda salutes during at a Memorial Day ceremony held at Alameda Veterans Memorial Park in Alameda, Calif., on Monday, May 26, 2014. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)


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Veterans salute during a Memorial Day ceremony held at Alameda Veterans Memorial Park in Alameda, Calif., on Monday, May 26, 2014. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News
Veterans salute during a Memorial Day ceremony held at Alameda Veterans Memorial Park in Alameda, Calif., on Monday, May 26, 2014. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

Danny McNair, 4, of Alameda watches his flag blow in the wind during a Memorial Day ceremony held at Alameda Veterans Memorial Park in Alameda, Calif., on
Danny McNair, 4, of Alameda watches his flag blow in the wind during a Memorial Day ceremony held at Alameda Veterans Memorial Park in Alameda, Calif., on Monday, May 26, 2014. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)