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Goliad Honors Veterans

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Goliad has their own spin on honoring their veterans. With the help of Goliad High School National Honor Society, Veteran Affairs, and the Goliad chapter of American Legion, 112 flags honoring veterans were posted along the courthouse in downtown Goliad.

This project consisted of flags of each branch of the military. Any veteran being honored would have the flag of their corresponding branch standing along with with their brothers and sister in arms.

After attending Warriors Weekend flag posting Howard said "Goliad needs something like that, it would be really cool to have something here that commemorates our service men and women- and this is what we came up with- something  that we can honor our men and women but do it a little different then Victoria"

A group of NHS sophomores, juniors and senior students, got up early Saturday morning to begin drilling holes for flag poles. This project was part of their community service efforts and was a major learning experience Howard adds.

By 11 AM, the community of Goliad had gathered downtown with their flag in hand prepared to place it in the ground along with a small postcard that named the veteran being honored.

Howard explains that  "this is kind of a visual representation of the sacrifice that these men and women made- they weren't forced to do it- they chose to do it-it was something they felt that needed to do."

The proceeds will all go towards America Legion and this display will be up until Memorial Day at the end of May. The flags will be folded and given back to those who purchased them to honor a veteran. If any flag does not get picked up, they will be donated to American legion to be used in other events.

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