Memorial Day Tribute Held at CAF

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The Commemorative Air Force held their own special tribute to our armed forces and vets.

The event included a traditional memorial ceremony where eight Texas Medal of Honor recipients were inducted into the CAF's memorial.

Congressman Mike Conaway spoke during the ceremony, taking time to honor those who have fallen.  He also thanked their families for the sacrifices their loved ones have made.

"Memorial Day is a special event for all of us as a group to acknowledge the sacrifices made and try to find some family whose loves ones were lost to hug. 1.3 million Americans have lost their lives in this country since the Revolutionary War through the fight going on right now in Afghanistan and we need to earn it. Earn the sacrifice and be worthy of the sacrifice," Conaway said.

Visitors also had the chance to tour open cockpits of aircrafts and even take a ride in a B-17 Texas Raider.