At the last minute on Sunday, I decided to drive to Praha, Texas, a community near Das Kleine Haus, for a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Veterans Day.
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So many activities, in small Texas towns, center around the local church. This celebration is no different.
The day begins with a church service honoring the vets. It continues on to the outdoor program, finishing off the day with a lunch served in the Parish Hall.
The beautiful historical church is the perfect setting for the Day of Remembrance.
It is amazing to see a community, with a population of less than 50, to have a turn out of more than 600 patriots to honor veterans of all wars.
An audience mixed with mothers, dads, wives, children, grandparents, and friends.
Here is one of the oldest veterans, on the way to his honored seat near the podium.
The postings of flags are about to begin...
All lined up to set their flags in place.
The POW and MIA flag was placed near the wreaths honoring all fallen military.
The placing of the wreaths....
The patriotic music was performed by the young musicians of the Flatonia High School Band.
It was a very windy day, with the threat of rain. In the above video, you can hear some of the wind noise. I hope you will over-look this point, and enjoy a sample of the music.
The closing ceremony was complete with the playing of taps and a fly-over by three vintage airplanes.
Circling around, flying over again to make a flower-drop over the area.
Truly a very moving day....giving remembrance to those who have given so much to our country.