Veterans Advisory Board


  • Jesse "Chuy" Aguilera, First Term
    July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018
  • CHAIRMAN: Victor Garza, FourthTerm
    July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018
  • Pilar Vega, Third Term
    July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017
  • VICE CHAIRMAN: Charlie Wilson, Fourth Term
    July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2018
  • Ovidio I. Gonzalez, Fourth Term
    July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2017


Ex Officio Member

Veterans Day 2013

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March of Veterans down Sam Houston Blvd.

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Memorial Day & Veterans Day
March of Veterans
Conducted each Memorial Day & Veterans Day at 8:50 a.m.: Veterans (or those who lost a Serviceman in the line of duty may carry a photo of their loved one) will gather at 8:30 a.m. in front of City Hall, 485 N. Sam Houston to participate in the Silent March down Sam Houston to the Veterans War Memorial on Rowson Street. Military-style attire encouraged.

Memorial Day & Veterans Day Salute Ceremony 
Every Memorial Day and Veterans Day at 9:00 a.m.: A ceremony conducted as a tribute to our Veterans who gave their lives in service to our Country, and for all who have served.
 This advisory board meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building.
Buy-A-Brick Fundraiser
Veterans can be honored by family or friends with the purchase of a commemorative brick, engraved with their name, rank, branch of military service and years of service, for $100 each. Tributes by businesses and corporations to honor veterans are also available. Funds generated from the sale of these bricks go toward the purchase of granite markers that will be erected onsite at the San Benito Veterans' War Memorial containing the names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in honor of the United States of America.

Buy-A-Bench Fundraiser
Individuals or corporations may purchase a black granite commemorative bench with their engraved name on the bench to support the San Benito Veterans War Memorial project. Cost per engraved bench is $2,500. Quantities limited.

Contact: Veterans Board Chairman Victor Garza at
or Martha McClain at

Memorial Day at San Benito Veterans War Memorial

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