Community honors Veterans

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Mesquite saw its largest gathering for Memorial Day Services at Pioneer Park on Hillside Drive Monday, as nearly 200 people attended the morning services. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Mesquite saw its largest gathering for Memorial Day Services at Pioneer Park on Hillside Drive Monday, as nearly 200 people attended the morning services. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Hughes Middle School 7th Grader Cecelia Gomez performed a song that she and her father had written and dedicated to her uncle who served several tours in recent wars. The video of her performance can be seen on the MLN’s Facebook page. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Hughes Middle School 7th Grader Cecelia Gomez performed a song that she and her father had written and dedicated to her uncle who served several tours in recent wars. The video of her performance can be seen on the MLN’s Facebook page. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Congressman Cresent Hardy was in town for the day, honoring Mesquite’s WWII Veterans at their special breakfast sponsored by the Eureka and the Mesquite Veterans Center. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Congressman Cresent Hardy was in town for the day, honoring Mesquite’s WWII Veterans at their special breakfast sponsored by the Eureka and the Mesquite Veterans Center. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Some of Mesquite’s finest rescue personnel were also onsite to honor the WWII Veterans, although several had to respond to a call during the breakfast. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Some of Mesquite’s finest rescue personnel were also onsite to honor the WWII Veterans, although several had to respond to a call during the breakfast. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Chuck Caldwell, a Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for four years, presented a plaque of appreciation to Ed Fizer, an Army Special Forces Veteran, for all of his work and efforts for the many Veterans in Mesquite. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Chuck Caldwell, a Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for four years, presented a plaque of appreciation to Ed Fizer, an Army Special Forces Veteran, for all of his work and efforts for the many Veterans in Mesquite. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Chuck Caldwell accepted a certificate and special flag on behalf of the Mesquite Veterans Center from Congressman Cresent Hardy on Monday at the WWII breakfast. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

Chuck Caldwell accepted a certificate and special flag on behalf of the Mesquite Veterans Center from Congressman Cresent Hardy on Monday at the WWII breakfast. Photo by Stephanie Frehner.

 

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