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May 23, 2013 | News
Ceremony Monday

The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will honor Memorial Day with a wreath-laying ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday.

The ceremony will take place at the assembly area wall at the cemetery, which has emblems representing each branch of the nation’s armed forces.

Members of local veterans’ service organizations will take a wreath and place it before the emblem representing each service.

The ceremony will honor and pay tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors Airmen and Marines from Central Texas who have lost their lives supporting missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Killeen Mayor Dan Corbin will make welcoming remarks and Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division and

Fort Hood’s senior mission commander, will be the featured speaker.

The ceremony will include the singing of the national anthem, the raising of the flag, an invocation, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps.

Special needs seminar

Fort Hood’s Exceptional Family Member Program hosts a seminar to empower special needs Families from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday in the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center.

The seminar, entitled “How the Pieces Come Together,” is offered to any Fort Hood community member with a special needs child or Family member. Besides covering special needs services and resources available from EFMP, the seminar will also cover transition services by school liaison officers and school-based special education services offered by the Killeen Independent School District.

To register or for more information, call 287-6070. The Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center is located in Bldg. 18000 on Battalion Avenue.
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