Flag Day means bricklaying

On Flag Day, Friday, folks honoring loved ones laid bricks in the Patio of Honor at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center.

More than 100 bricks were put in to place by loved ones honoring Amarillo area veterans.

The ceremony has been held every Flag Day since 1997.

VA Director, Andrew Melch says, "Itâ??s important because it recognizes the sacrifices and the contributions that our service members have made. "

Proceeds from the engraved bricks go to Hospitality House.

Veterans and their families can stay there while the vet is receiving care at the VA.