Third-grade students from Heights Elementary School in Texas City gathered Friday at Galveston County Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock to pay respects to military veterans.

The students observed Memorial Day by placing more than 1,000 U.S. flags, supplied by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8248 in La Marque, on the graves of veterans.

After placing the flags, the students gathered at Jack Brooks Park for patriotic activities.

The annual event, in its fifth year, is one of many Heights Elementary School organizes each year to honor veterans as part of the school’s Thanking Our Veterans program funded by a grant from the Texas City Independent School District’s Foundation for the Future.

— Stuart Villanueva



Stuart joined The Daily News in 2014.

(2) comments

Bailey Jones

What a great community service experience for these kids.

Jose' Boix

A great continuing event for our community and as a learning event for our students. Thanks to Heights Elementary Staff and the TCISD Foundation for the Future for supporting such an admirable project throughout the years.

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