Friday, April 12, 2024

Highland Village honors local veterans

Highland Village City Hall. Photo by Bill Castleman

The Highland Village City Council recognized six local veterans at its Honor Our Veterans ceremony this week.

A plaque was placed for each of the six veterans, Highland Village residents, on the city’s Veterans Monument at the Highland Village Municipal Complex on Tuesday, according to a city news release. The following were honored for their service to the country:

  • Phillip Allen Barry, Navy, 1968-1978
  • Roy Thomas Long, Navy, 1952-1956
  • Paul Martinez Sr., Navy, 1944-1946
  • Paul Martinez Jr., Air Force, 1966-1970
  • Bill McMahon, Army, 1971-1973
  • William R. Thorne, Air Force, 1958-1962

The Honor Our Veterans ceremony is held twice a year, around Veterans Day and Memorial Day, to honor Highland Village veterans, according to the city. Residents can honor a local veteran if the veteran was honorably discharged and maintained Highland Village residency for at least one year. The plate is ordered by the City and funded by the family or sponsor.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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