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NEWS | June 7, 2017

Rain doesn’t dampen spirit of Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

By Jerry Wright 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Hundreds of San Antonians gathered at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery May 29 to pay tribute to the men and women who gave their lives fighting for America's freedom. The annual observance featured the presentation of the colors of each branch of the military in addition to speeches by dignitaries, which included Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

"The men and women buried here have not simply known freedom; they have embodied it," Cruz said. "More than 30,000 Texans have lost their lives in defense of our nation. May we never forget the lives of each service member. It is their blood that has kept us free. And it is their sacrifice that calls each of us to cherish the gift of liberty. I am here to humbly say simply, thank you to the men and women of our nation's military who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom."