DFW National Cemetery
Sergeant Candelario Garcia had to wait beyond death to get the proper recognition. Nearly 50 years after serving in Vietnam the North Texan finally received the military’s highest honor.
The DFW National Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of North Texas heroes, and the site where thousands of people paid respects to them on this Memorial Day.
One of the men behind the DFW National Cemetery in Oak Cliff is now spearheading creation of a new national memorial. It honors the men who fought a pivotal battle during the Korean War in 1950.
Five veterans were given a hero’s goodbye on Monday. Some were living on the streets. Others spent their last days in nursing homes. But all had served our country.
A grateful nation said goodbye Tuesday to another veteran of the “greatest generation.” Captain Claude Robert Platte, Junior, was born in Denison, Texas… grew up in Fort Worth, and later achieved prominence as a pilot and flight instructor with the famed Tuskegee Airmen.
This Memorial Day at DFW National Cemetery, members of the military and their loved ones want everyone to remember that freedom isn’t free.
Inside a warehouse in Cleburne there are dozens of boxes filled with flags. It’s a delivery just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.
Ruth Davis placed her hand over her heart as her uncle’s remains were taken off a jet in a flag-draped casket, marking the soldier’s somber return to Texas more than 60 years after he died in the Korean War.