Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views : Ad Clicks : Ad Views :
img

COM OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

/
/
/
128 Views

…and 306 who made the ultimate sacrifice
A remembrance of every Galveston County Service Member who has died in combat will be
observed during a Memorial Day observance at College of the Mainland on Thursday, May 24
The names of each Galveston County man who died during combat while defending the United
States will be read aloud during the Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony at the college. A
total of 306 names will be read.
Those who died served our country during World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam
War and the war of terror in Iraq and Afghanistan and represent the Army, Marines, Air Force
and Navy.
“We have researched the national archives as well as military organizations to identify those
from Galveston County,” said Joel Camacho, a Veteran Academic Advisor at the college who
also is a retired from the U.S. Army.
A red, white and blue wreath will be on display as well as a pair of combat boots and helmet.
The College of the Mainland has a Center for Veteran Success to help veterans and their families
utilize educational benefits from the Veterans Administration as well as the state Hazlewood
Act which allow educational benefits to be passed down to veteran’s children.
The community is invited to attend the ceremony scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. behind the
Administration Building on campus at 1200 Amburn Road. Lunch will be provided.
For more information, contact Joel Camacho at 409-933-8455 or comvets@com.edu.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This div height required for enabling the sticky sidebar