2022 Veterans Day Ceremony


The City of Lakeway Veteran’s Day Ceremony took place on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center (105 Cross Creek) as we honored our military veterans. 

Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Time: 11 AM
Location: Lakeway Activity Center
Address: 105 Cross Creek



PROGRAM



Welcome Remarks:
Mayor Tom Kilgore

Presentation of the Colors:
Lake Travis Fire Rescue Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance: 
Alice Scarbrough
Regent, Lohmann's Ford Chapter of the NSDAR 

Ringing of the Bell (11:11 AM):
Mayor Tom Kilgore

National Anthem:
Lake Travis High School Choir

Invocation:
Episcopal Church of the Cross
Vicar, Paul Johnson

Armed Forces Medley: 
Lake Travis High School Band Quintet

  • Sam Bangert, French Horn
  • Kate Calder, Trumpet
  • Jose Cowings, Trumpet
  • Jake Fagan, Tuba
  • Bryce Kar, Trombone

Introduction:
Mayor Tom Kilgore

Tribute to Lakeway Residents who served our Nation: 
Presentation by Mayor Pro Tem Gretchen Vance & Alice Scarbrough, Regent, Lohmann's Ford Chapter of the NSDAR

Honored Guest Speaker: 
Texas Deputy Attorney General Aaron Reitz

'God Bless America':
Lake Travis High School Choir & Lake Tavis High School Band Quintet

Tribute to Deceased Veterans:
Mayor Tom Kilgore

Retire the Colors:
Lake Travis Fire Rescue Honor Guard

Benediction:
River In The Hills Church
Senior Pastor, Glen Hubbart

HONORED GUEST SPEAKER BIO


Aaron Reitz
Texas Deputy Attorney General for Legal Strategy
Major, United States Marine Corps Reserve

Aaron Reitz serves as Deputy Attorney General for Legal Strategy. He is Attorney General Paxton’s “offensive coordinator,” responsible for planning, staffing, and executing the Agency’s most consequential affirmative lawsuits and legal initiatives on matters including immigration and border security, federal-state-local disputes, election integrity, Big Tech, consumer protection, energy, and the U.S. and Texas Constitutions.

 

Mr. Reitz graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Texas A&M University, where he was a Regimental Commander in the Corps of Cadets. After graduating, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and married his high school sweetheart, Meredith. He spent nearly five years on active duty and deployed to the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan with his infantry battalion's Embedded Training Team.

 

After the Marines, Mr. Reitz attended the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as President of the Texas Federalist Society and Editor in Chief of the Texas Review of Law & Politics. He began his legal career at Bracewell LLP in Houston and then clerked for Justice Jimmy Blacklock on the Texas Supreme Court. Meanwhile, he completed fellowships with the John Jay Institute, Alliance Defending Freedom, Claremont Institute, and James Wilson Institute. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, he litigated commercial disputes in private practice. Meanwhile, Mr. Reitz continues to pursue a career in the Marine Corps Reserve, where he is a Major. He recently left the Lonestar Battalion in Houston and is now a student at the Command & Staff College in Fort Worth.

 

Mr. Reitz and his wife Meredith have four children--William, Caroline, Cecilia, and Georgia--and a golden retriever named Rusty. He and his family are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in downtown Austin. 




A very special Thank You to the Lakeway Standing Military Committee, Lohman's Ford Chapter of the NSDAR, Lake Travis Fire Rescue, River In the Hills Church, Episcopal Church of the Cross and the Lake Travis High School Band & Choir for their participation in the ceremony.