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World War II Veteran John Coffin of New Smyrna Beach salutes for the presentation of colors during the City of New Smyrna Beach's special meeting to honor the city's World War II Veterans at the Brannon Center, Tuesday, Oct. 30. World War II veterans are dying at a rate of 740 a day, according to statistics released by the Veteran's Administration. Of the 16 million who served our nation during the war, only a fraction, 1.7 million, are left to tell the story. 'Our City Commission wanted to give our World War II veterans a public 'that a boy or girl,' said City Clerk Johnny Bledsoe.