Veterans Day included members of the Texas National Guard
The Veterans Advisory Board meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building. Members include:
Chairman: Pilar Vega
Members: Michael Watkins Jose Castillo, Mindy Caballero, Israel Villarreal III
Mayor serves as Ex Officio Member
March of Veterans down Sam Houston Blvd.
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.
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.
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.
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 Martha McClain Email Martha McClain 956-361-3804 Ext. 301