SAN MARCOS – For Rachel Martinez and her family, celebrating Veterans Day always includes attending this town’s annual parade and going to the town cemetery to visit her father’s grave.
It’s a tradition meant to honor his father, Donaciano Cervantez, a WWII army veteran who died in 1997. But Martinez said it was also an opportunity to show respect to other veterans in the community. and teach the younger generation of his family what the veterans sacrificed. for the country.