The Zehr and Smallwood families gathered around a white marble headstone Saturday, Christmas wreath in hand. The emotions ran high on the hallowed grounds of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, and the tears flowed.
Jenny Zehr walked away from her father’s grave with tears welling up in her eyes. She buried her father, Staff Sgt. James Hardin Smallwood, 63, on Oct. 29, 2011, and this was her first time laying a wreath at his final resting place.
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