Residents honor fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

It is still unknown whether the monument stones that fell at the Central Texas Veterans Memorial were knocked over by high winds, or by vandals, but the absence of the stones did not prevent Brown County Residents from paying their respects to local men and women who gave their lives in the defense of this country while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Harold Steiber told the crowd that the tragedy of the broken monuments has been turned into a blessing, as donations have poured in from all over the United States to restore the memorial. Steiber announced that replacement stones have already been ordered.

Every year, residents gather for a Memorial Day Observance at the Central Texas Veterans’ Memorial, which is set up at Memorial Park across from Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Speakers this year included Mayor Stephen Haynes and General Dan Locker.