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Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, delivers a speech at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member, as well as their families, both at home and abroad. Laidlaw thanked many local community members who served in prior conflicts and also thanked Bay County for supporting their veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, delivers a speech at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member, as well as their families, both at home and abroad. Laidlaw thanked many local community members who served in prior conflicts and also thanked Bay County for supporting their veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

A wreath and United States flag is pictured at a Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member, as well as their families, both at home and abroad. The ceremony showcased significant songs, such as God Bless America and the National Anthem, and the wreath was placed at the foot of the flag by a three-man team represented by the U.S. Navy and the Marines. Laidlaw thanked many local community members who served in prior conflicts and also thanked Bay County for supporting their veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

A wreath and United States flag is pictured at a Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member, as well as their families, both at home and abroad. The ceremony showcased significant songs, such as God Bless America and the National Anthem, and the wreath was placed at the foot of the flag by a three-man team represented by the U.S. Navy and the Marines. Laidlaw thanked many local community members who served in prior conflicts and also thanked Bay County for supporting their veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, delivers a speech at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. Laidlaw thanked many local community members who served in prior conflicts and also thanked Bay County for supporting their veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, delivers a speech at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. Laidlaw thanked many local community members who served in prior conflicts and also thanked Bay County for supporting their veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

A United States flag is pictured at a Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. The ceremony showcased significant songs, such as God Bless America and the National Anthem, and the wreath was put at the foot of the flag by a three-man team represented by the U.S. Navy and the Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

A United States flag is pictured at a Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. The ceremony showcased significant songs, such as God Bless America and the National Anthem, and the wreath was put at the foot of the flag by a three-man team represented by the U.S. Navy and the Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Maj. Mark Juchter, 325th Fighter Wing Religious Affairs chaplain, delivers an invocation at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Maj. Mark Juchter, 325th Fighter Wing Religious Affairs chaplain, delivers an invocation at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

A master of ceremony delivers a speech at a Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. The ceremony showcased significant songs, such as God Bless America and the National Anthem, and the wreath was put at the foot of the flag by a three-man team represented by the U.S. Navy and the Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

A master of ceremony delivers a speech at a Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. The ceremony showcased significant songs, such as God Bless America and the National Anthem, and the wreath was put at the foot of the flag by a three-man team represented by the U.S. Navy and the Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, salutes the United States flag during the National Anthem and his family hold their hands over their hearts at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. During the ceremony, Laidlaw highlighted the dedication families made as they supported their loved ones' service. Laidlaw identified that the military is a family business because families support the nation's defense as well. Laidlaw was accompanied by his wife Samantha, daughter Taylor and son Braden. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, salutes the United States flag during the National Anthem and his family hold their hands over their hearts at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member as well as their families, both at home and abroad. During the ceremony, Laidlaw highlighted the dedication families made as they supported their loved ones' service. Laidlaw identified that the military is a family business because families support the nation's defense as well. Laidlaw was accompanied by his wife Samantha, daughter Taylor and son Braden. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, delivers a speech at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member, as well as their families, both at home and abroad. Laidlaw thanked many local community members who served in prior conflicts and also thanked Bay County for supporting their veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)