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05/31/04 - Texas

Texans Celebrate Memorial Day

Many Texans are taking time out from their holiday activities to honor those who gave their lives for the nation. 

The traditional Memorial Day ceremony was held today at San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

In Midland, Vietnam vets and others are holding a "Ride to Remember" from the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Big Spring.

Austin bugler Morris Hickman, who's father is buried in Arlington National Ceremony, has been invited to play taps over his father gravesite today.

El Paso has gotten a jump on the Memorial Day observances. Last night, 800 luminaries were arranged in the Chamizal National Memorial in honor of the 800 U.S. soldiers killed in the Iraq war.

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