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Ennis salutes its military with hour of honor


Robert Bell (center) of the Marine Corps League, and others raise the flags from half mast. Sultry conditions didn’t prevent an estimated crowd of 150 from participating in Monday’s annual Memorial Day service at Veteran’s Park in Ennis. Numerous local organizations from branches of the military took part in what was an hour to honor those who paid the ultimate price in service for their country. There were traditional tributes in music, the presentation of colors, the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer, observances, a keynote speaker who, while dressed in black, adjusted his message due to the conditions, and several remembrance features to make certain this day would pay tribute to those who gave their all for the United States of America. Following a drum cadence a member of the Marine Corps League placed a wreath of colors at the center of the park for Gold Star mom, Sarah Gauna Esquivel. She is the mother of Ennis’ own, Timothy Lee Gauna (21), who perished in the terrorist bombing of the U.S.S. Cole (Oct. 12, 2000) at the port in Yemen. Family members were present as well as city commissioner Marco Hernandez, who was a classmate of Guana at Ennis High School. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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