BENAVIDES - America's Last Patrol, Inc. invites the public to celebrate Veterans Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Last Patrol Ranch, located four miles east of Benavides on Highway 359.
Every year, a gathering at the Last Patrol Ranch on Veterans Day to honor all veterans that have served their country. This year's Veterans Day Ceremony speaker will be LCDR George H. Strens, Officer in Charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic Kingsville. The Patriots Band and Honor Guard from Corpus Christi will provide military music, post colors, 21 gun salute and taps.
This year, 22 names of veterans will be placed on the Memorial Walls during the ceremony and the names are as follows: 1) Sgt. Rene F. Mora, US Army - Kingsville; 2) SPC Manuel B. Trevino, US Army - Kingsville; 3) SP4 Rene H. Quintanilla, US Army - Kingsville; 4) PFC Serafin Rodriguez, US Army - Poth; 5) PFC Arturo R. Gallegos, US Army - Kingsville; 6) SFC Roy R. Salinas, US Army SF - Edinburg; 7) SFC Guadalupe "Big Marty" Martinez, US Army SF - Laredo; 8) SFC Juan Pena Jr., US Army - Corpus Christi; 9) PFC Cristel Garcia, US Army WWII - Realitos; 10) SP4 (T) Rosendo Munoz, US Army - Kingsville; 11) SP4 Guadalupe Fuentes, US Army - Hebbronville; 12) LTCol Joseph "Joe" Kaizen. US Army Air Corps Philadelphia, PA; 13) 1SG Francisco Martinez, US Army - La Feria; 14) SP4 Gilbert E. Martinez, US Army - Stanton, CA.; 15) PFC Bentura F. Cipriano, US Army - Driscoll; 16) PFC Ignacio R. Reyes, US Army - Kingsville; 17) SSG Corando S. Benavides, US Army Retired, Chapman Ranch; 18) A1C Pat A. Rogers Sr., USAF - San Diego; 19) S1C Manuel M. Munoz, US Navy - Cuevitas; 20) Sgt. Joe Hancock Jr., US Army WWII - Concepcion; 21) SP5 Daniel R. Trevino US Army - San Diego; 22) SP4 Robert G. Perez, US Army - San Diego.
There will be food, refreshments and music after the ceremony.
A man or woman are not dead until forgotten.
For further information, please contact Adrain Trevino 361-389-5122 or Arturo Pecos 361-455-2590 or 595-8552.