Veterans Day is this weekend but on Thursday the City of Robstown held a solemn observance.

The event was held at the Ruben V. Garza Senior Memorial Park. The names of Robstown veterans who were killed in the line of duty were read during the event. A wreath laying ceremony was held and also a 21-gun salute.

"Robstown truly really appreciates its veterans," event coordinator Rumaldo Juarez said. "We have had 54-55 veterans who have given their lives. This community will never forget them."

The official Veterans Day observance is Saturday.

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