East Texans pitched in to observe the veterans ceremony of wreaths across America. It started decades ago, with a single veteran laying a Christmas wreath on a grave at Arlington national cemetery. Today its a nation-wide observance. It was a solemn remembrance at Rosewood Park cemetery in Gregg county of those who have given service to country.
"Ceremonies all over the country and even over the world at 12 o'clock noon eastern time are laying wreaths to honor our fallen veterans," says Gregg county civil air patrol captain Carolyn Morton.
Civil air patrol members and volunteers placed a wreath at the base of flags representing each branch of service.
"It is a time to spend just a moment to remember their sacrifices," Morton says.
For Stephen Newman , a Vietnam veteran , its a time to honor his friends who gave their lives in southeast Asia.
"I'm here to honor the fallen men members of all branches I lost a few buddies, when we came back, we didn't have respect like these young men coming back now" Newman says.
For Becky Montgomery, who's husband served in the Air Force, the ceremony was heartfelt.
"It was very touching and just meant so much to me that he would be remembered, its very nice for them to be remembered," Montgomery says.
"It is beautiful to look out and see all the wreaths laid and all the work these young people have done," said Wanda Costa, who's husband served in the marines.
"Its been real impressive , and I think its worthwhile for their service," said Della Mason, who's husband was a Korean war veteran.
One-hundred-and-76 wreaths were laid in today's ceremony at Rosewood Park cemetery.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:33 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:33:42 GMT
A Lufkin woman was struck and killed by lightning during last night's storms.Around 10:30 p.m., a 32-year-old I-HOP employee was standing in the parking lot holding an umbrella when lightning struck her,More >>
A Lufkin woman was struck and killed by lightning during last night's storms.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>