Tight budget times has driven a Jacksonville City Council committee to ax the annual Veterans' Day Parade and the Memorial Day Observance at the Veteran's Memorial Wall. One councilman called these "feel good" events and were not necessary in these times of economic crisis. Mark was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day event in 2008.
I used to take great pride that Jacksonville was a military town and went to great length to honor its veterans. I'm not sure what to think now.