Memorial Day ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Monday
May 21, 2009 | 1254 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Memorial Day celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 25, on the north lawn of the Bee County Courthouse in Beeville.

The public is encouraged to attend and pay tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to their country.

The Veterans Plaza statue dedication will follow.

U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa will be on hand to unveil the “battle field” cross statue — a rifle with a helmet on top supported by a pair of combat boots.

The bronze statue was funded with a $11,000 grant from the Beeville Economic Improvement Corp. The Veterans Plaza Committee raised another $5,100 or so to help purchase the statue and accompanying sound system.

Wall-mounted medallions of each branch of the military also will be unveiled Monday, and bricks with the names of Bee County soldiers killed in combat will be dedicated as well.
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