NJROTC Cadets from across the Coastal Bend gathered together at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Saturday morning to take part in the 6th annual Wreaths Across America wreath laying ceremony.

A cold and wet day did not deter the cadets from Tuloso-Midway High School and five other local NJROTC units from participating in the somber event attended by more than 1,000 local residents.

The cadets were reminded of the sacrifices made by the brave military veterans who are now resting in peace at the cemetery.

“Freedom is never free. There is a cost to be paid for the freedoms we enjoy”, the gathered crowd was told.