Vets help raise funds for Veterans Memorial in La Feria

LA FERIA — Vietnam War veteran Joseph Perez moved to town 10 years ago.

He looked around for a Veterans Memorial and when he didn’t find one, he knew what he had to do.

Perez rallied a group of local veterans and over the last five years they have been working together raising money to build a Veterans Memorial in La Feria.

“We can’t wait to get the memorial going,” said Julian Guevara, Jr., city commissioner. “It will be a nice day for La Feria when it’s complete.”

At Tuesday’s city meet-ing, the La Feria Veterans Committee presented a check for $10,555 to the City Commission. And the committee asked the city to take over the Veterans Memorial project.

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