Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Celebration

By: Natasha Sweatte Email
By: Natasha Sweatte Email

College Station Across the Brazos Valley, the state, and the country, Americans honored service and sacrifice by the name of patriotism Monday. Local celebrations emphasized the remembrance of history; and refocus on the needs of military servicemen and women, past and present.

Celebrations for our local heroes kicked off at Veterans Park at 4p.m.
News 3 listened to the roll call sound off, where more than 125 names of local veterans will soon have their name on the Wall of Honor, along with the 4,500 existing names. While many were in attendance, the families of those no longer with us answered for their late relative. Bill Youngkin, events coordinator for the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial and also a veteran said Monday was a day of pride.

"Our service of our veterans, to our country has been pivotal to our nation's history what we enjoy today all of what's been accomplished has been accomplished to their service, to a large degree," said Youngkin.

Rep. Bill Flores presented the 2013 Congressional Veteran Commendation to select veterans.

Although many may drive by Veterans Day Park from time to time, it's highly recommend that you take a look at the 4,500 names on the Wall of Honor.

Regardless of where you decide to spend Veterans Day, it's the perfect time to stop, reflect and give a moment of thanks to all veterans.

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