POSTED: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 8:15am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 8:16am
Veterans and town leaders around the Laguna Madre area gathered on Memorial Day at the Veterans Park Wall of Honor, in Port Isabel, to pay their respects to fallen soldiers. Guest speakers reminded everyone that Memorial Day is not just a day off from work or a family cook out, but a day to remember the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line defending this country. In attendance were the veterans of VFW Post 8791 and American Legion Post 498. The ceremony included a roll call of fallen soldiers, a moment of silence, a firing squad and taps. The waa featured the names of about 200 veterans from the area.