The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County will conduct their quarterly Field of Honor Ceremony to honor service men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice during April through June 2016 while engaged in this country’s War on Terror in Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel. The public is invited to attend. The names of 9 U. S. Army personnel killed during a training exercise at Ft. Hood, TX, a U.S. Marine Blue Angles Pilot killed during a flight demonstration in Tennessee and 4 military personnel killed in Operation Inherent Resolve that includes a U. S. Navy SEAL will be read. There were no casualties in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel during this period State Senator Wilton Simpson (FL 18th) will be the featured speaker and sponsored by the Gold Star Mothers of Greater Tampa Bay, Inc. Senator Simpson is the sponsor of the Florida Gold Star License Plate. There will be a flyover with the missing man formation by Ye Mystic Air Krewe, followed by a rifle salute and TAPS by the Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
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