ODESSA -- Local veterans were honored today as part of Hispanic Heritage month.
Una Voz Unida put on Dia De Los Heroes in the Odessa College courtyard.
This event was the non profit grand finale of Hispanic Heritage Month event.
Organizers say this is meant to honor not only veterans who are still with us but also those who paid the ultimate price in service of our country.
"It's important that we honor our veterans every day of the year, and every so often we get opportunities like this where we take a specific day and we can honor those veterans who served and to let them know that we are thankful for their service."
The traditional ceremony included a drum call and tapps and ended with a balloon release.
The Odessa High ROTC attended as well as Honor our Troops and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
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