By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
Memorial Day events in Laguna Vista begin Saturday with placing of flowers on the graves of area veterans, and continue Monday with the “Always Remember, Never Forget” Parade, followed by a ceremony that pays tribute to our veterans.
Laguna Vista Mayor Susie Houston will lead a ceremony Saturday, where flowers will be placed on veterans’ graves and a prayer will be offered for each veteran and their families. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Port Isabel City Cemetery. Veterans and their families are invited to participate and honor their own veterans.
The “Always Honor, Never Forget” parade route begins at 4 p.m. at the Laguna Vista Public Library and runs to Veterans Park along FM 510. The family of Private David Cuervo, the Laguna Vista resident who lost his life on December 28, 2003 in Baghdad, Iraq, will also be in attendance. Participants will march to the beat of Port Isabel High School Drummer Daniel Hernandez, who will set a solemn tempo in remembrance of the soldiers that lost their lives.
Welcome to participate are veterans in uniform, residents in decorated golf carts, children on bicycles adorned with red, white and blue streamers and costumed pets. Participants should be at the library by 3:30 p.m.
“We will be meeting at 1 p.m. at the Public Library to decorate the golf carts for those that want to volunteer and help out,” said City Manager Rolando Vela.
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