Memorial Day services held in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/31/10

Memorial Day services held in Lubbock

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who have died fighting for our country. To do that the American Legion hosted two ceremonies at the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial Monday.

Services also took place around town. The City of Lubbock held it's 8th annual Memorial Day service Monday morning at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Retired Major General Walter Huffman spoke, and afterwards volunteers placed about 1,000 flags on veterans graves.

Among the volunteers were a Cub Scout Pack who enjoyed honoring fallen soldiers. "I think it's really important to remember them because they did a whole bunch of stuff for us and we would just not be here living the same life we are living right now if it weren't for them," said Cub Scout Dyson Fowler.

The Veteran's Affairs hosted another service at the city cemetery. They honored 156 veterans buried there over the past 3 decades without headstones. "So many of them buried and now they will notify us and we will come down here," said WWII veteran Carl Knott.

Knott worked with the city to make the headstones a reality and for his efforts he received an American flag. So far, 42 veterans have received VA headstones. The cemetery is waiting for 116 more to come in.

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