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Residents to celebrate veterans with march, ceremonies

November 11, 2018

Brownsville residents will be out Monday to honor members of the military this Veterans Day.

For those looking for events to attend, there are two popular options.

Texas Southmost College is holding its 6 th annual Veterans Day Ceremony in the TSC Performing Arts Center from 9 to 10 a.m.

Last year, students and community members who served in the military and attended the ceremony where they were recognized for their service to the country.

“TSC has made it a tradition to host a Veterans Day ceremony to thank and honor those who have selflessly served their country,” TSC Student Life Director Armando Ponce previously said.

During that ceremony, U.S. Army veteran Arlene Laboy, who served from Aug. 2005 until Oct. 2012, and was the first female in her family to enlist in the military, spoke.

“It’s an amazing thing to do something bigger than yourself, and I quite didn’t understand that until I joined (the Army),” Laboy said.

Another option is the popular Veterans Day March that starts at 10 a.m. at the H-E-B on Central Boulevard and ends with a ceremony in Veterans Park.

“It’s a march and it will be a little bit louder than a silent march because it’s thanking the veterans that are still here,” said Yolanda Barrientes.

Once marchers arrive at Veterans Park there will be a prayer and then a ceremony.

“Some of the city officials will speak and some of the veterans will also speak about some of their experiences,” Barrientes said.

mreagan@brownsvilleherald.com

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