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McALLEN — The city’s Veterans War Memorial Committee held their annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning at the Texas Veterans War Memorial with Mayor Javier Villalobos and U.S. Rep. Monica De La Cruz as speakers.

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A wall commemorates the loss of local U.S. soldiers during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Veterans War Memorial of Texas in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Attendees salute during a Memorial Day commemoration Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Veterans War Memorial of Texas in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Members of the McAllen Fire Department Honor Guard during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Veterans War Memorial of Texas on Monday, May 29, 2023, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Attendees salute during a Memorial Day commemoration Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Veterans War Memorial of Texas in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Members of the McAllen Fire Department Honor Guard during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Veterans War Memorial of Texas on Monday, May 29, 2023, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
A veteran looks over the American Spare during a Memorial Day commemoration at Veterans War Memorial of Texas on Monday, May 29, 2023, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
A couple hugs during the playing go “Taps” in a Memorial Day commemoration at Veterans War Memorial of Texas on Monday, May 29, 2023, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Veteran Sam Galvan hands out an itinerary during a Memorial Day commemoration at Veterans War Memorial of Texas on Monday, May 29, 2023, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Family members of Sgt. Rodolfo Rodriguez Jr., who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, greet others during a Memorial Day commemoration at Veterans War Memorial of Texas on Monday, May 29, 2023, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])
Member of the McAllen Fire Department Honor Guard stand at attention during a Memorial Day commemoration at Veterans War Memorial of Texas on Monday, May 29, 2023, in McAllen. (Joel Martinez | [email protected])

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