City of Edinburg to honor America’s fallen heroes

City of Edinburg to honor America’s fallen heroes
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:32am

The City of Edinburg will hold a special Memorial Day Ceremony to pay tribute to the men and women who have died while serving in the military. Edinburg’s Annual Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library.

The Library is named for Edinburg native Dusty Sekula. The 18 year old who died on April 1, 2004, was the first Edinburg resident to pay the ultimate sacrifice since the beginning of the Gulf War in 2003.

Sadly four more Edinburg sons lost their lives as the war continued in Iraq and Afghanistan: Sgt. Christopher Ramirez (April 14, 2004), Spc. Mark Anthony Zapata (August 15, 2004), Lance Cpl. Benito Ramirez (May 21, 2006), and Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez (June 6, 2010).

Mayor Richard H. Garcia, an Army Veteran, invites the community to join in the celebration saying: “It is important and right to remember and honor the sacrifice these five young men and all who came before them to ensure that we enjoy the inalienable rights outlined in the U.S. Declaration of Independence which include: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

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