Remembering the fallen

Veterans and civilians salute the posting of the colors as part of a Memorial Day re-dedication ceremony at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. The ceremony had guest speakers from Goodfellow Air Force Base and the City of San Angelo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert D. Martinez/Released)

Veterans and civilians salute the posting of the colors as part of a Memorial Day re-dedication ceremony at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. The ceremony had guest speakers from Goodfellow Air Force Base and the City of San Angelo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert D. Martinez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander, speaks at a re-dedication ceremony as part of Memorial Day at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. The ceremony had guest speakers from Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo Community and Vietnam Veterans of America. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert D. Martinez)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander, speaks at a re-dedication ceremony as part of Memorial Day at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. The ceremony had guest speakers from Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo Community and Vietnam Veterans of America. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert D. Martinez)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander, gives a speech at a re-dedication ceremony as part of Memorial Day at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert D. Martinez/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander, gives a speech at a re-dedication ceremony as part of Memorial Day at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert D. Martinez/Released)

Tom Bright, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 457 president, lays a flower on a memorial stone at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. The flowers were part of a ceremony to honor the fallen veterans of the Vietnam and other conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

Tom Bright, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 457 president, lays a flower on a memorial stone at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. The flowers were part of a ceremony to honor the fallen veterans of the Vietnam and other conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

Brenda Gunter, San Angelo Mayor, gives a speech at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. The speech was for a Memorial Day re-dedication ceremony honoring Vietnam and other fallen veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

Brenda Gunter, San Angelo Mayor, gives a speech at the San Angelo Regional Airport, Texas, May 29, 2017. The speech was for a Memorial Day re-dedication ceremony honoring Vietnam and other fallen veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released)

SAN ANGELO, Texas --

The 17th Training Wing, San Angelo community and Vietnam Veterans of America re-dedicated the Mathis Field Vietnam Memorial as part of Memorial Day at the San Angelo Regional Airport May 29.


The re-dedication included the Goodfellow Air Force Base Joint Service Color Guard posting the colors and a guest speech from Brenda Gunter, San Angelo Mayor.


"It always amazes me how much San Angelo cares about their military. You all take such great care of us, both living, and those that have gone before,” said Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing Vice Commander.


The re-dedication ceremony also hosted a vocal ensemble and guest violinist who played "taps" for the fallen.


"I'm proud to be out here honoring Vietnam veterans today,” said Sorrell. “These men gave their lives for their country and fought with everything they had. No matter what their countrymen thought of them, they kept fighting and unfortunately, some fights followed them home. Things didn't come easy for them and today is a great day to pay our respects."