Edinburg Library Adds Lance Corporal Derek Hernandez Name to Wall

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 9:11am

A new name was added to a commemorative wall at the Edinburg City Library that honors fallen soldiers.

City officials with family and friends of Derek Hernandez gathered at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library for the ceremony of adding Derek Hernandez's name to a plaque honoring local heroes who have died in the line of duty.

The ceremony was filled with tears of joy and sorrow in memory of those fallen heroes. Family members of Derek Hernandez say they're so thankful to the community for honoring Derek and his sacrifice. Other families of fallen soldiers were also honored during the ceremony and city officials say their memory will "forever be in our hearts".

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