Killeen: Veterans cemetery hosts tree planting ceremony

(Photo by Elliot Wilson)

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen hosted a tree planting ceremony Thursday to mark Arbor Day and to honor those who served.

The trees were a gift from Keep Killeen Beautiful to family members of veterans who have passed away.

The ceremony included a singer who sang the National Anthem, a saxophone player, and a poem that was recited for the fallen heroes.

John Driver of Keep Killeen Beautiful, who’s a veteran, said he was moved by the ceremony.

"You can never do too much for a veteran. I did 30 years myself, in the Army. And we say 'some gave some, some gave all.’"

Arbor Day is observed on the last Friday of April.