Central Texas Memorial Day Weekend events - FOX 44

May 25, 2018, 10:27
Central Texas Memorial Day Weekend events - FOX 44

3 p.m. - Three Chicks and a Stage will honor local veterans with the stage production "Play It Again, Uncle Sam".

The last Monday of May each year may signal the unofficial start to the summer season, but its meaning is much richer than backyard barbecues and a long weekend.

By the 20th Century, the tradition began to include the remembrance of any deceased loved one, whether they had served or not.

The city's Memorial Day observance will begin at 9 a.m.at Bellevue Cemetery, 100 Reservoir St. Veterans Services Officer Jaime Melendez will provide opening remarks, boatswain's mate Donald Silva will be the keynote speaker, and Mayor Daniel Rivera will join him in laying the ceremonial wreath.

The Defense Department is paying tribute to fallen members for the Memorial Day holiday, honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation.

Minneapolis: 2 p.m. Monday at Building 19, Minnesota Veterans Home, 5101 Minnehaha Ave.

Mahtomedi: 10 a.m.at Lakeview Cemetery and 11 a.m.at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, both on County Line Road/Minnesota 120 south of County Road E. Guest speaker Cmdr.

A Memorial Day breakfast sponsored by the Legion Auxiliary will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.at the Legion Hall.

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m.at Town Hall and goes to Academy Avenue, left on Leroy Avenue, right on Main Street and proceeds to the Atkinson Town Dow Common, where a ceremony will take place.

9 a.m. - Parade (participants gather at 8 a.m.at the community center), beginning at Appleton Ridge Road/Community Center on Route 131, proceeding to the bridge and then a wreath laying at the memorial at New England Road with a flag-raising ceremony.

Featured in this year's ceremony will be a color guard and ceremonial rifle detail, the Havelock Community Band, Sam Lewis singing the national anthem, and the Rev. Rick Moser delivering the invocation and benediction.

The city of Clawson will hold a ceremony at the gazebo in Memorial Park, next to the Blair Memorial Library, 416 N. Main St.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.at the American Legion post. The memorial lists 1,559 names.

Arcati served as a staff judge advocate in Iraq and Djibouti while MacMullin is the first-ever head of the Kew-Forest School.

Sunday, 11 a.m. - World War II Honor Roll Re-Dedication at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1285 Third Ave. "We have to think about those we've lost and remember there will be more that our lost". SSG Hurley still drills with the 34th Army Band and assists the Military Funeral Honors Honor Guard as a live bugler.

Two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan will participate in this year's parade.

10 a.m. - Neoga American Legion Votaw-Swank Post 458 will host a ceremony at Beals Cemetery, located 1 mile east and 1/4 mile north of Trilla, to honor Corporal Raymond L. Williams, a 1968 Neoga High School graduate, who was killed in action in South Vietnam on April 9, 1970.

The grand marshals are Sgt. Lawrence Gallmon, an Air Force veteran, and former Community Board 13 chairman Bryan Block.

Fifty groups will march in the parade, led by police and fire and followed by all of the veterans groups.

That's where the procession will also end, with marchers making stops at war memorials throughout Old Howard Beach before lapping back to the square. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 29 at 8 a.m. Memorial Day at the Mary Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel.

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