The City of Brownsville hosted its 24th annual Veterans Day Luncheon this afternoon as a way of commemorating those city employees who have served in the armed forces.
Dozens of people showed up to the Brownsville Events Center to honor 126 city workers and their years of service.
Within a few days, there will be a plaque with photos of all the veterans or active duty servicemen and women hung up at City Hall.
“Every day we should be thanking our veterans for their service,” said Brownsville City Manager Charlie Cabler. “We should never take for granted that we have our freedom – getting up, going to work, going to school, things like that. So what we’re announcing today is that we would like pictures of them from when they served. Some of them go back to the Vietnam Era.”
Policemen and firemen were among those city employees who used to serve in the military.