Patriot Guard Riders
It’s been a little more than a decade since Terrell Army Sergeant Gerardo Moreno was killed in action while serving in Iraq. On Saturday his mother Sandra Iracheta received a special gift honoring her fallen son and recognizing his service to his country.
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.
Thanks to volunteers and programs like the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, many of the nearly 200,000 homeless war veterans who sleep on the street each night are not forgotten.
Outside Mount Olivet funeral home in Fort Worth Pierce Vaughn has a big duty. Vaughn, 14, is tasked to ring a massive replica of the Liberty Bell.
A group of men and women gathered at DFW National Cemetery, Friday afternoon, to say goodbye to three fallen heroes. Not a single person in attendance even knew the men who were being remembered, but they showed up anyway.
All along the streets of Mansfield, people stopped what they were doing Friday morning and stood in silence.
Barbara Rose Cooling Halsey was buried in Irving Monday. Her name may not be familiar, but nearly seventy years ago she was among the WAVS of the United States Navy, women who were accepted for volunteer military service.
A dedicated member of the Patriot Guard Riders, Gordon Keahey and his motorcycle have taken part in roughly a hundred military funerals.
The North Texas Patriot Guard Riders, who provide motorcycle escorts for fallen soldiers, lost a fellow rider over the weekend.