Military Heroes honored for help during COVID spike

A barbecue dinner took place to honor military heroes and medical staff

A dinner was held at the Soiree on 212 S Main St. honoring military heroes, doctors, and medical staff for the care they provided when Victoria had the highest amount of COVID cases.

Earlier this summer cases were peaking, causing a great need for supplies, beds, and resources. Military soldiers and heroes came to help, during a critical time to handle the load. Michael Cloud, U.S. Representative for the 27th District, explained how they used their creativity to care for all patients.

“Our medical professionals locally did a tremendous job of being creative and expanding bed space, but we needed people to take care of those beds. And so these soldiers came down to help us out and to help us through that. This was a chance for us to just really tell the best of America, thank you from South Texas,” he said. 

Ben Zeller, County Judge, took this opportunity to express his gratitude for their service. He thanked them by saying, “This was our chance to say thank you to them for what they’ve done here and for helping out. So we were eager at the opportunity, just to come together and say thank you.”

Many other dignitaries, besides Cloud and Zeller, also attended the dinner. David Gonzales, Public Health Director, Jesus Garza, City Manager, and Dr. John McNeill served the meals for all attendees. Everyone was able to come together in tribute and gratitude, marking this event as successful.

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