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Memorial Day event at Central Texas Veteran's Cemetery

by Lauren Keeffe and Louis Ojeda Jr.

KILLEEN - Hundreds of people gathered at the Central Texas Veteran's Cemetery on Monday to honor Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony.

It was the 5th Annual Memorial Day event at the cemetery, hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9192 and the Killeen Police Department.

The ceremony included the singing of the National Anthem, the raising of the American Flag, an invocation, a 21-gun salute and taps.

The event pays special tribute to local fallen heroes of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Guest speakers included Killeen Mayor Timothy Hancock, Major General William Grimsley, and Lieutenant Colonel Tim Karcher.

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