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Commemorating Veterans on National Veterans Day

Robin Bradshaw
Alice Echo News Journal

Premiere Assisted Living held an event Wednesday afternoon to honor two of its residents who are U.S. Marine Corps Veterans. The ceremony also honored all veterans on National Veterans Day on Nov. 11. 

Bobbie J. Williams and Rufino C. Montemayor were honored for their service and received a visit from the City Manager of Kingsville Mark McLaughlin.  

McLaughlin previously served as the Commander at the Naval Air Station-Kingsville before retiring from the Navy after 27 years. He shared stories about his favorite heroes of men in service and ended the presentation with his favorite quote by P. McCree Thornton," For those who have fought for it. Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know." 

Williams and Montemayor are respected members of Premiere Assisted Living Center. The staff at Premiere wanted to acknowledge the two men for their bravery and commitment to the country. 

Marine Corps Veterans Bobbie J. Williams and Rufino C. Montemayor commemorating on National Veterans Day
Kingsville City Manager and retired Navy Captain, and Commanding Officer Mark McLaughlin