SAN ANTONIO- More than two thousand names were read out loud Saturday morning at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to honor our heroes. It was extra special to the men and women who showed up at today's event and fought along side their fallen comrades.
Name, after name, after name of fallen soldiers were read. Many of them belonged to the same family representing all branches of the military as they fought in various foreign wars.
“My father served in World War II and Korea, fought in both areas of the pacific and the peninsula in Korea,” explained Robert Masten.
The ceremony was especially close to army veteran Masten's heart because he served his country proud alongside his father and brother.
Veteran and American Legion Post member Lloyd Buckmaster served his country for 26-years in the army. He says he takes pride in being at the small ceremony as the names of his comrades and those who fought before him were read out loud.
He added, “They fought for many of the freedoms, one of which we are going to practice in the next couple of days and that's the freedom to vote”.
Buckmaster shared some advice on about honor them throughout the year.
He said, “Well just remember our veteran's and out active duty people. When I meet one on the street or at a restaurant or wherever it might be, I always try to shake their hand and thank them for serving”.