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Dyess, Abilene honor fallen service members

Dyess, Abilene honor fallen serive members

Dyess Air Force Base Honor Guard presents the American flag at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, May 28, 2018. During the Memorial Day ceremony, the national anthem was sung as the flag was presented to begin the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Dyess, Abilene honor fallen service members

Families place yellow roses against placards of different military branches during a memorial ceremony at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, May 28, 2018. For memorial ceremonies, families and friends of the deceased place yellow roses to symbolize their strong ties. The Memorial Day ceremony was held by Dyess Air Force Base and retired service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Dyess, Abilene honor fallen service members

Abilene community members bow their heads with closed eyes as a prayer is given at a memorial ceremony at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, May 28, 2018. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971 and is celebrated on the last Monday of May to honor fallen military members and remember the life lived by those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Dyess, Abilene honor fallen service members

Dyess Air Force Base Honor Guard executes a ceremonial volley during a memorial ceremony at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, May 28, 2018. The memorial service provided a way for families to honor fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Dyess, Abilene honor fallen service members

A rifleā€™s bullet casing lays next to a memorial for a U.S. Army veteran at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, May 28, 2018. During the Memorial Day ceremony, a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard detail executed a ceremonial volley as Taps was played. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Dyess, Abilene honor fallen service members

U.S. flags were placed beside the graves of deceased military members at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, May 28, 2018. Dyess Air Force Base held a ceremony to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Dyess, Abilene honor fallen service members

Ray Glaze, family member of a deceased service member, pays his respects at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, May 28, 2018. After the Memorial Day ceremony, families and friends walked among grave stones to pay their respects to fallen military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

Dyess, Abilene honor fallen service members

Abilene motorcycle riders hold up American flags at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, May 28, 2018. Dyess Air Force Base held a Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery to honor fallen military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)

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