Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery holds Memorial Day ceremony

Ceremony included wreath laying, moment of silence, rifle salute, playing of taps

SAN ANTONIO – The Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery honored fallen servicemen and women on Monday with a Memorial Day ceremony.

The ceremony included a wreath laying, a moment of silence, a rifle salute, the playing of taps and speeches.

Lt. Col. US Army (Ret.) Keith Wilson was the guest speaker and the 323rd Army Band Brass Quintet provided music.

“Memorial Day allows us to remember our fallen heroes: our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters who have selflessly served our nation,” Gerald Lefler, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery director, said in a news release. “As men and women continue to risk their lives around the world, we pause to remember the legacy of excellence of America’s service members.”

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