American Legion Hosts 21 Gun Salute
Lexington’s American Legion hosted a 21 Gun Salute last Sunday afternoon, in honor of all U.S. fallen Veterans. The event, which was the second annual, was held on the Square at 3 p.m. in downtown Lexington and was well attended.
The local Honor Guard consisted of Commander Leonard Seifert, Paul Freeman, Ernest Cherico, Leroy Smith, Wiley Martin, Kenny Martin, Robert Huettel, and Frank Newkirk.
Members of the Legion placed a wreath on the Memorial located on the Square and there was a brief message and music. The participants in the event included Fred Rhodes, Pastor Leif Hasskarl, Bobby Rodgers, Bill Morris and Phil Richardson.
In an effort to preserve the stories of our nation’s veterans, Congressman Michael McCaul is collaborating with the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project, a nationwide effort to record first-hand accounts from the men and women who have served our country.
“I want to make sure that veterans in my district have the opportunity to share their story so that these important historical accounts will be preserved for generations to come,” said Congressman McCaul.
Veterans can go to http://www.loc.gov/vets/ to tell their story or, they can attend a Veteran’s History Project Taping, one of which is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in Giddings. Interested veterans may contact Monique Wright in the Austin district office at (512) 473-2357 for more information and to schedule an appointment. Interviews will be conducted by Congressman McCaul’s district staff.