ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -The Angelina County Senior Citizen Center has unveiled a wall honoring the men and women who have served our nation.
The Wall of Honor displays an array of veterans and their service. So far the wall displays more than 20 veterans, and efforts are underway to collect more pictures.
“We take for granted what our freedom and the rights that we have today what they cost other people. I just think it’s important to take that history and that heritage and show it to people,” said Wendy Brandenburg, director of the Angelina County Senior Citizen Center.
The tribute is in partnership with the women of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113, who also have their own display. Seven flags here on display are through the "Because We Care Project to show appreciation for the women who put the care packages together. One of the flags is from Afghanistan and there is also one from Baghdad.
“We’re very proud that they thought enough of the boxes that we sent that they flew flags over the capitol or wherever they were and then sent them to us in boxes,” said Rita Redd, president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113.
The senior center hopes the Wall of Honor will generate conversations to share stories of war heroes. The wall of honor is open to the public for viewing. The public is also encouraged to submit pictures of veterans from their families and the community.
Those pictures can be dropped off at the Angelina County Senior Citizen Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p-m.