Many attend local flag raising ceremony

Those who gave all were remembered Monday at the Nolan County Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony on the south side of the Nolan County Courthouse.Team Chip Tae Kwon Do leaders Lonnie Mendez, Amanda Martinez and Eric Martinez, assisted by Team Chip students, presented and raised the American flag. The Texas flag was presented and raised by Boatswain’s Mate Brittney Clark BMSN (SW).Retired Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley led the service as master of ceremonies. Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough was the featured speaker.The Color Guard was the Nolan County Veterans Honor Guard members Jerry Pietzsch, Steve Alcala, Lionel Mendez, Tommy Millett and Richard Posey.Sweetwater Community Band Leader Billy Weems played the Bugle Call to the Colors and Taps.Lonnie Mendez, Celia Pietzsch and Dahlia Mendez-Ochoa laid wreaths at the County War Memorial Monument.