SANTA ROSA BEACH – Attendees of the Honoring Veterans: Past, Present and Future event Nov. 9 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park enjoyed breakfast provided in part by the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, Maple Street Bakery and the Sassy Sisters of Sandestin. They also enjoyed a “Frank & Marilyn” WWII USO tour-inspired musical performance, a vintage WWII airplane flyover, opening flag ceremony from the Eglin AFB Honor Guard, closing ceremony from the Niceville JROTC as well as Civil War Living History and DAR exhibits. Kids attending enjoyed making a popsicle biplane at the Kids Korner.

The Honoring Veterans: Past, Present and Future event is an annual event so if you missed it you’ll be able to celebrate the connection between the park, the Florida Panhandle and the local military history next year.