Events were held throughout Central Texas on Monday in honor of those who have given their lives for the country.

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Belton, Killeen, Temple, and Waco were among the cities which held ceremonies to place flags on graves at local cemetaries.
In Harker Heights, a wreath was laid in the outdoor memorial at VFW Post 3892.
Following a wreath-laying ceremony at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetary, a stone memorial was unveiled, honoring those whose lives were lost in 2012.