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Sarasota News Leader May 24, 2013 The Venice ceremony, hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8118, will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Patriots Park at the northern junction of Business 41 and Bypass 41. The guest speaker will be Randy Smith, who, as a 17-year-old Marine, lowered the flag Page 51 at the American Embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, the release notes. "He left on one of the last helicopters departing from Vietnam," it adds. Attendees to the events should bring their own chairs. Water will be provided, the release says. Flags fly at Patriots park in Venice. Photo by Norman Schimmel

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