Ceremony honors fallen

Honoring every veteran laid to rest at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 12 people gathered in 2007 to place a wreath on the 394 veteran graves. Thirteen years later, Fort Hood leaders, Gold Star families and members of the community honored the more than 11,000 veterans who are currently laid to rest at the cemetery Saturday during the 14th annual Wreaths for Vets wreath-laying ceremony.

“We make sure that every veteran laid to rest is honored every holiday season,” Hilary Shine, volunteer and emcee, told the audience about the annual event.

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