Alaska Day marked by solemnity, celebration, history


(From left to right) Gov. Sean Parnell, Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, State Sen. Bert Stedman, State Rep. Peggy Wilson pause to pay respects after laying a wreath in Sitka National Cemetery.

Children catch candy thrown from a float.

A four-legged participant in Sunday's parade gets a closer look at the Raven News camera.

The 9th Army Band plays after the raising of the American flag on Castle Hill.
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