HOUSTON Thousands of our fallen heroes were honored on Independence Day, one at a time.

More than 70,000 names of veterans buried at the Houston National Cemetery were read aloud in what has become a 4th of July tradition.

Volunteers went to each gravesite to read each marker.

It s just amazing that all these people contribute to our freedom, and us being able to live in this country, and have the things that we have, said Cydi Hall, a volunteer. It s just a small token of what I can do.

The reading of all the names took about three hours.

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