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Houstonians pay tribute to fallen heroes on Memorial Day at Houston VA National Cemetery

A Memorial Day Ceremony honoring deceased United States servicemen and women was held on Monday at the Houston VA National Cemetery.

The Houston VA National Cemetery is the second largest national cemetery in the region, encompassing some 419 acres in northwest Houston

The cemetery’s focal point and the site of all special observances is the horseshoe-shaped building at its center known as the Hemicycle. This exposed aggregate structure contains a chapel and a 75-foot bell tower and encloses a courtyard that can accommodate as many as 5,000 people.

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