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Are you planning on taking part in our May 5-6 "West Texas Heritage Days" event? Please follow this link for Registration: Picture Gallery/Participant Registration 2017.pdf

Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Ft. McKavett

On 01 July 2017 at 10:00 a.m. the Friends of Ft. McKavett will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony to honor and commemorate the 90 soldiers who were interred at that site. The ceremony will be held on the parade grounds of Historic Ft. McKavett. Daniel Garza, a sophomore at Brennan High School in San Antonio, and present living historian/reenactor at the fort, planned this event based on his experience as a participant in the Publ...ic Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on 15 June 2015. It was a great honor for him to participate in this ceremony at one of our nation's most sacred shrines honoring veterans who have sacrificed their lives for freedom. Daniel would like the Ft. McKavett community to have a similar experience. Commemorative ceremonies such as these help us to reflect and remember our fallen. They also become a part of our history and can be a source of historical interpretation. It is tradition to lay wreaths to express our appreciation and to pay tribute for the sacrifices made for our country by service men and women. This event will allow living historians and the community to remember together. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Please join us in honoring the memory of the soldiers who were buried at Ft. McKavett.

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