Tonight at the Tom Green county courthouse, local veterans organized a memorial day observance. Members of the all veterans council organized the service which included an address by Goodfellow Colonel Merrily Madero. Shes the vice commander of the 17th training wing at the base. During tonights observance, gold star relatives, veterans and their families....and active military personnel received recognition. Colonel Merrily Madero said, "Theres alot of people who have loved ones who have given their lives in the service of our country, and today is the day to recognize that. To honor those who have fallen to honor the families who have lost loved ones and to not forget what this country was founded on and that was the sacrifice of others." The all veterans council is comprised of ten area veterans organizations.