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Welcome home celebration

On Sunday, it was a large welcome home party for Marine Lance Cpl. Isaac Marker of Martinez, wearing a Dodgers jersey (for which he took some ribbing). Gathered with his family, friends, local politicians and various retired members of the armed services, Marker enjoyed the party at which Blue Star Mom Georganne Seavey, below, sang the national anthem. The event was made possible by the Diablo Valley Flag Brigade.