An honor guard made up of U.S. Coast Guard and Navy personnel struggle to hold their flags during wind gusts during a service at the U.S.S. Juneau Memorial downtown on Friday.

An honor guard made up of U.S. Coast Guard and Navy personnel struggle to hold their flags during wind gusts during a service at the U.S.S. Juneau Memorial downtown on Friday.

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Veterans John Cooper, left, John Larson, center, and Chaplain Kirk Thorsteinson carry flower wreaths and their stands away after a service at the U.S.S. Juneau memorial downtown on Friday. The U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52) was a United States Navy Atlanta-class light cruiser which sunk at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942. Out of the nearly 700 crewmembers on board, only around 100 men made it off the ship, and only ten men survived the open sea and shark attacks to later be picked up the U.S.S. Ballard.

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