Cemeteries containing the remains of honored veterans — including Sunset Lane Memorial Park in Port Orchard — were visited by somber family members on this quiet Monday afternoon who left miniature flags and small stars-and-stripes-adorned balloons next to the plaques and monuments of their loved ones who served the nation at some point of their lives. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Cemeteries containing the remains of honored veterans — including Sunset Lane Memorial Park in Port Orchard — were visited by somber family members on this quiet Monday afternoon who left miniature flags and small stars-and-stripes-adorned balloons next to the plaques and monuments of their loved ones who served the nation at some point of their lives. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

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Kitsap cemeteries are hallowed ground on Veterans Day

PORT ORCHARD — Cemeteries containing the remains of honored veterans — including Sunset Lane Memorial Park in Port Orchard — were visited by somber family members on this quiet Monday afternoon who left miniature flags and small stars-and-stripes-adorned balloons next to the plaques and monuments of their loved ones who served the nation at some point of their lives.

Cemeteries containing the remains of honored veterans — including Sunset Lane Memorial Park in Port Orchard — were visited by somber family members on this quiet Monday afternoon who left miniature flags and small stars-and-stripes-adorned balloons next to the plaques and monuments of their loved ones who served the nation at some point of their lives. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Cemeteries containing the remains of honored veterans — including Sunset Lane Memorial Park in Port Orchard — were visited by somber family members on this quiet Monday afternoon who left miniature flags and small stars-and-stripes-adorned balloons next to the plaques and monuments of their loved ones who served the nation at some point of their lives. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

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