By Annabeth Reeb
November 11 is a special day for all of those who have served our country and those who wish to remember them. To honor our Veterans, Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial will host their annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The ceremony will be held in the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza of Veterans Park, where attendees will celebrate the names of those recently added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor.
The Wall of Honor is a large granite wall engraved with thousands of names of brave men and women who have served our country. Those who attend the Veterans Day Ceremony will be able to witness the historical additions to the memorial during the “Honor Roll Call.” The day will also include the singing of the National Anthem and Texas our Texas, followed by a presentation on the history of Veterans Day. The event will have a special recognition of Brazos Valley Heroes and remarks from speaker Michael Beggs.
Michael is a Texas A&M University Former Student, where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets, Ross Volunteers, and served as a Yell Leader. Beggs went on to serve in the Vietnam War and later as a systems engineer and manager for the U.S Navy and Marine Corps. His keynote speech is dedicated to remind us of the true meaning of Veterans Day and what it means to be an American hero.
The ceremony will proceed to honor the recipients of the Advocate Award and the Patriot Award, followed by the closing rifle salute and singing of Taps.
The Veterans Day Ceremony and the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial organization as a whole hold a mission to honor veterans from the past, present, and future, including servicemen and women from all branches and all eras. Come out on Wednesday to honor, remember, and support those who have risked their lives for our country.
The event will be held on Wednesday, November 11 at 4:30pm. Donate online at bvvm.org/contribute.