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Armed Forces Day Celebrated at Sherrill Park

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - Many of you celebrated Armed Forces Day on Saturday. Armed Forces Day is a day to honor the men and women in all five branches of the military. The veterans band was on hand for a ceremony at Sherrill Park. Saturday's keynote speaker was Corina Avila who served in the Marine Corps. She talked to the crowd about the role of women in the military and how far they've come.

Corina Avila told 3 News, "I just think that the more it evolves the better. I love our military. I love my country. I've dedicated my whole life to it, and there are thousands of women out there that are just like me. I think its well deserved."

Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May every year.