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Hawkins celebrates Memorial Day at their own Vietnam wall

HAWKINS, TX (KLTV) - In Hawkins, a service was held at their version of the Vietnam wall. Boy scouts presented the flag followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

KLTV's Bob Hallmark was the keynote speaker in front of a crowd of over 70 people. Bob shared some of his experiences in the Navy, and pointed out just how important it is to remember what our veterans have given up for our freedom.

"I don't stand in front of you today to say that I am proud of have served my country. Instead, I say that I am grateful that I was given the privilege to have been able to serve my country. It is not everyone who has that opportunity," says Bob Hallmark.

The ceremony ended with everyone singing patriotic songs.

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