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5/31/04

Lubbock Turns Out to Honor American Heroes

How sweet the sound as Lubbock residents remember our fallen heroes at the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial. 

"With recent events it means a little bit more than what it used to," says Stan Wells, who came to pay his respects.

Nearing its completion the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial servees as a reminder not just on Memorial Day but everyday to the men and women who paid the ultimate price.

And this Memorial Day means much more than just a day off, it's about sacrifice and paying respects to those who fought for freedom without expecting anything in return. 

"A German machine gun shot me through the arm and body," says World War II Army Veteran, Roger Britt who will never forget that moment. But today he's honoring his fellow brothers and sisters who served and those who never returned. 

"I had a cousin that died in Vietnam and his name is over there on the wall," says Bonnie Wells of Lubbock. 

As loved ones peer at what's more than just names etched in stone. "It makes it more real to put names to those faces," says Bonnie.

Their hearts will never forget but remain forever thankful to the men and women who paid the ultimate price. "It's very humbling to be an American ...and to understand the price that was paid by veterans in the past and our soldiers today," says U.S. Congressman, Randy Neugebauer.

Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial Index
Look up the location & background info of the bricks at the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial.

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