The City of Edinburg and the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library invite the community to the 10th Annual Commemorative Memorial Day Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 26, at 10:00 a.m.
The ceremony will include the reading of names of all service men from Edinburg who lost their lives in wars starting with World War I. Families of the most recent fallen heroes as well as of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, Sgt. Alfredo “Freddy” Gonzalez and Pvt. Pedro Cano will be present. The melancholy sounds of “Taps” will be followed by the placement of a wreath in front of the library’s “Forever in Our Hearts” Wall of Honor by America’s Last Patrol.
This year’s ceremony will also feature the unveiling of a mural sponsored by HEB. The mural which includes portraits of seven of Edinburg’s fallen heroes was created by a local artist who prefers to remain anonymous. "It was a great honor to be asked to create this tribute to the young heroes of Edinburg who so bravely and honorably served our country. I do not deserve any acknowledgment; I feel all focus and recognition should be for these young men and their families.”
Letty Leija, Director of Library and Cultural Arts, invites the community to this very moving ceremony. “It is important that we continue to remember and honor our Fallen Heroes and never forget their sacrifice for it is through their bravery that we continue to enjoy our freedom. This year, we are especially thankful that HEB so generously donated the money for the mural; through their donation, patrons of the Library will be able to view the mural and remember the sacrifice of these brave men.”
For more information about this event call the Library at 956-383-6246.