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05.28.07

Memorial Day , Texas Panhandle War Memorial

Emily Alonzo, lost son Joshua in Iraq Emily Alonzo, lost son Joshua in Iraq
Lance Corporal Joshua C. Alonzo Lance Corporal Joshua C. Alonzo

Veterans, soldiers, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

This Memorial Day many gathered at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo for a special ceremony.

For one local family this day has always meant something special, but this year it has a whole new meaning.

John and Emily Alonzo lost a son, Lance Corporal Joshua C. Alonzo, about six months ago while he served in Iraq.

They say its been difficult but are extremely proud of their son.

About 1,500 people attended this ceremony to honor all soldiers in the area and across the country.

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