In Feb., A Day To Remember announced they'd perform a special homecoming show in their hometown of Ocala, FL where they were each to be given a key to the city.

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Last night, March 18, Mayor Kent Guinn awarded the members of the band on stage with a key to their hometown. “It's a real honor, I'm so proud of these young men and they've made Ocala proud,” Mayor Guinn said to the crowd. “I'm proud to have them here tonight. Tonight is truly a day to remember in Ocala.”

After receiving their keys, the band took the mic to show their appreciation and gratitude. “We'd like to say thank you to the city of Ocala for putting this on tonight. I'd like to say thank you to every single one of you in the fanbase for making it possible for this to even happen,” lead singer Jeremy McKinnon said.  “If you live here or if you're from here support local music. That's the only reason this band exists.”

Watch the entire ceremony and see posts from the band below.


�� Thank you, Ocala! ��: @awendowskiphoto

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This is our corner of the world. Thank you for an incredible night, Ocala! �� (��: @therealvelez)

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