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Bastrop, Smithville honor veterans for Memorial Day

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Bastrop County celebrated Memorial Day on May 27 with U.S. Representative Michael McCaul as keynote speaker in Bastrop at Fairview Cemetery and a Laying of the Wreath ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Smithville. McCaul gave the keynote speech at Bastrop's 18th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony with a program featuring local elected officials and veterans. Elgin City Council member Juan Gonzales spoke on the significance of Memorial Day, while Lt. Colonel Dianna Greenwood, a Marine Corp veteran, read the poem “In Flander’s Field.” Bastrop Mayor Connie Schroeder read a joint proclamation from the City of Bastrop and Bastrop County. Patriotic music ...

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