Round Rock to honor Veterans with ceremony

Veterans Day festivities will take place on Nov. 11 at Veterans Park

The Veterans Monument committee will host a salute to veterans at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at Veterans Park600 Pecan Ave.

Bruce Rollman from the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be the master of ceremony. Rollman is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Bronze Star for his service.

Ella Morrison, local neighborhood advocate, will lead the pledge of allegiance and sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Jesse Hernandez, U.S. Air Force, retired, will present a salute to veterans.

Debbe Tipping, local genealogist working to identify veterans information, will give the closing prayer.

The Martin Wells Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will perform a laying of a wreath ceremony.

The Round Rock Veterans Monument was built by the City of Round Rock as a place of honor and remembrance for all who are serving or have served in the past to protect and defend our American freedoms and heritage. It is a place where veterans can show their pride for having served and where families and friends can honor veterans for their service.

Dedicated on Memorial Day in 2015, the monument features six columns with plaques that honor the different service branches, including the Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. A memorial wall honoring veterans who have been killed in action, held as a prisoner of war, or declared missing in action is also part of the monument.

More information on the Veterans Monument Recognition Program can be found here: http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/parks-trails/park-development/veterans-park-improvement-project/ 

 

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