Veterans Advisory Board

We are saddened by the sudden death of
Board Member Ovideo Gonzalez who served so faithfully on the Veterans Advisory Board for many years.
We also wish our longtime Vice Chairman Charlie Wilson the best of luck as he retires from his position on the Veterans Advisory Board.



     Victor Garza



    Jesus "Chuy" Aguilera,
    Pilar Vega
    Michael Watkins
    Jose Castillo

    Mayor serves as
    Ex Officio Member

     The Veterans Advisory Board meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

Veterans Day

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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.
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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Veterans Forms