Veterans Day

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  • By Senior Airman Ashley Thrash
  • 17th Training Wing Public Affairs

Col. Matthew Reilman, 17th Training Wing commander, and members of the local community attended the Veterans Day ceremony at the Fairmount Cemetery, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day honors those who served and those who continue to serve today.

The ceremony opened with Central High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard raising the American flag during the singing of the National Anthem. 

Various speakers shared their appreciation for veterans past and present, including City of San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter and Charles Westbrook, Tom Green County Historical Commission and previous Sons of Confederate Veterans member.

“We stand on these hallowed grounds with over 1,700 veterans from all U.S. wars,” said Reilman. “Let us not forget the sacrifices of those who served before us, but also the sacrifice of their family for this noble cause.”

To conclude the ceremony, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Fort Concho Living History Program fired a howitzer cannon and executed a three-round volley salute.