LIVE: Houston National Cemetery honors the fallen on Memorial Day weekend with flag placing ceremony

Fallen military service members are being honored Sunday morning in Houston.

HOUSTON – Fallen military service members were honored Sunday morning in Houston.

A flag placing ceremony took place at the Houston National Cemetery. This ceremony was a tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Flags were placed on the graves of fallen heroes. These types of ceremonies happen at national cemeteries across the country during Memorial Day weekend.

Placing the flags is a gesture of recognition of service members’ sacrifices.

Military members have been honored throughout the weekend at the cemetery. On Saturday, a non-profit group held the Carry the Load national relay that allows people to pay tribute to service members.

Marine Lance Corporal Armando Hernandez was remembered during the event.

He died when he was 20 years old. His mother, Ana Hernandez, spoke about his legacy.

“I think it’s important for people to know that every opportunity we take to honor and have our son’s name spoken means the world to us. It is the only thing we have left,” she said.

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