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South Plains Young Marines honor those on Memorial Weekend

The South Plains young Marines had a full weekend. On Saturday, May 28th, we went to Resthaven were 6,000 Veterans are buried. We put flags on the graves of the people who gave their lives for our freedoms. There were many people who were paying their respects. We also went to the Lubbock City Cemetery were 2,000 Veterans are buried including four Medal of Honors are. As a unit, we learned more about what it really means to honor the men and women who served. On Sunday, May 29th, we were part of a ceremony where we lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the 2nd Baptist Church. On Monday, May 30th, we had our last event at the Lubbock City Cemetery, where we also led the Pledge of Allegiance and were part of the 21 Gun Salute.

These Memorial Day events made our unit feel honored to be placing flags and hoped that the loved ones of the Veterans realize that their loved ones aren't and never will be forgotten.

-Written by PFC Reimer, H and PFC Cuellar, A.

PVT Cuellar, J and the South Plains Young Marines gathering flags to place at Veteran graves at Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park on May 28th, 2022.

South Plains Young Marines with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Honor Guard at the City of Lubbock Cemetery on May 30th, 2022 for a Memorial Day Ceremony.

South Plains Young Marines presented the Pledge of Allegiance at a Memorial Day ceremony at the 2nd Baptist Church on May 29th, 2022.

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