The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery and VFW Rio Grande Valley Memorial Post 8788, an organization made up of veterans from foreign wars, hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony to honor veterans who have died in service to the Armed Forces. The Texas General Land Office, a state agency that serves veterans in addition to other duties, also had a presence at the ceremony.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday held to commemorate and remember members of the Armed Forces who died in their service. Over a million military servicemen have been killed during war from the American Revolution until now. About 3,000 grave sites are located at the cemetery, with World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans among the burials.
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