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Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith demonstrates how prisoners of war communicated talking and listening using a cup Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.

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Corey Perrine/Staff Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith demonstrates how prisoners of war communicated talking and listening using a cup Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.

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U.S. Marine Veteran Ken Killilea salutes as the colors are posted Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present. Killilea served for five invasions in the Pacific theatre as a machine gunner in the 4th Marine Division.
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The colors are posted by several local V.F.W.'s Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith demonstrates how prisoners of war communicated talking and listening using a cup Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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Atendees talks with featured speakers after a service Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st. Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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Taps are performed by U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran Robert Macdonald Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st. Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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U.S. Army Veteran, Peter Thomas, left, salutes with hundreds of others who showed up Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. An hour and a half-long special service was held honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present. Thomas arrived backing up soldiers the day after D-Day and served in the European theatre until the end of the war.
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Civil War reenactors are seen after cleaning a canon Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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U.S. Army Veteran John Skiles stand under a tree Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present. Skiles served two tours in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division.
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2nd Lt. Jesus Cobos, a FGCU student, is seen ready to post the colors Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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Sheet music is seen Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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The Marine Corps League Ritual Team is seen at parade rest Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st. Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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U.S. Air Force Veteran Vern Pepple salutes as Air Force song is played Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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Flags are carried to be stored by J.R.O.T.C. Army Cadet Brianna Benitez, 16, a sophomore at Palmetto Ridge High School, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.
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U.S. Army Veteran John Skiles shakes hands before taking the ceremonial Veterans Memorial Day flag to be presented Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present. Skiles served two tours in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division.
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Leo Ruble's cover is seen covered in pins Sunday, Nov. 11, 2102 at Cambier Park in Naples, Fla. Hundreds came out for an hour and a half-long special service honoring those who have fought in uniform, past and present. Former U.S. Air Force 1st. Lt. Wayne Smith was the featured speaker and spoke on his 1,882 days as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. All members of military branches were present representing almost all major wars from the 20th century to present.

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