By CRAIG ALANIZ
On South Padre Island, the Parks Recreation and Beautification Committee hosted the Mayor’s Tribute to Veterans Day. South Padre Island Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr. saluted veterans and celebrated the 237th Marine Corps birthday on Friday.
The American Legion Post 498 and the Port Isabel VFW Post Isabel Post 8791 honored veterans with a Veterans Day Program at the Port Isabel Veterans’ Park on Sunday.
Commander Irene Camacho said the veterans gathered to remember the sacrifices made during their tours of service. “No matter if you served a single day or 30 years you made the conscious decision to volunteer your life to be part of a greater hole,” Camacho said.
The Veterans Day Program included the patriotic song which was sung by Kimberly Valdez and the reading of a patriotic poem that was led by Rudy H. Garcia.
The P.O.W. and M.I.A. presentation was led by Auxiliary President Martha Sandoval and the rest of Post 498.
The Veteran’s Memorial Park in Laguna Vista opened Monday and 110 engraved brick pavers were unveiled in a ceremony that included a presentation from South Padre Island Mayor Pinkerton.
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