Veterans Advisory Board
The Veterans Advisory Board meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building. Members include:
Chairman: Pilar VegaMembers: Michael Watkins, Jose Castillo, Mindy Caballero, Israel Villarreal IIIMayor Benjamin Gomez serves as an Ex Officio Member
You can honor a person who served in the US Military 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. For more information call 956-361-3804 Ext. 301 or see the printable form at the bottom of the page.
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: City of San Benito
Public Relations Director
Email Martha McClain
956-361-3804 Ext. 301
Memorial Day & Veterans Day
Each Memorial Day & Veterans Day, ceremonies and marches are conducted 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 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. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at the War Memorial at 151 E. Rowson St.
Wreaths Across America
San Benito Veterans' Advisory Board participated in the national Wreaths Across America project at the three cemeteries here on Dec. 15, 2018 to commemorate the lives of all local deceased Veterans.
The Veterans Board teamed-up with The Home Depot in December 2018, to bring Christmas to needy families in the San Benito area. In all, 15 families were treated to exterior and interior Christmas lights and decorations.