The presentation and posting of the colors were conducted by TXSSAR Color Guard members: (Left to Right) Compatriots Dan Reed, Willie Walker, Howard Roach (Behind) and Drake Petty.

The welcome messages were given by Carole Lowe (right) and Milton Lentz (left).

(left) The Veterans Day Tribute to all veterans in attendance was given by Marilyn Layher.

(right) Col. Holmes gave a very interesting program on the progress of rebuilding Iraq. He showed slides showing different areas that he had served in and the progress that was being made in making Iraq a country that can stand alone. Col. Holmes had written a book entitled "Iraq - Providing Hope". After the completion of his speech he signed copies of the book for ones that purchased the book.

After the program, a very delicious lunch was served by Dickey's Bar-B-Que.

Milton Lentz, Col. Holmes and Carol Lowe. Both the SAR and DAR presented Col. Holmes with Certificates of Appreciation for his fine talk this evening.

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Photos are from Compatriot Willie Walker.