- Category: General Interest
- Published: Friday, November 15 2013 09:35
- Written by Julie Silva
It took 25 years, but the perseverance and leadership of Col. Frank Plummer paid off this Veterans Day as the community dedicated the 105-foot American Spire of Honor at the Veterans Memorial of Texas in McAllen.
"This spire represents the courage, spirit and the valor and the sacrifices of all the men that have been killed, and women of course," Plummer said. "Approximately 1.4 million Americans have been killed in all the conflicts."
That means, Plummer said, about 5,400 people have died every year for the past 238 years of liberty.
"Freedom is not free," he said.