If you're interested in Memorial Weekend and Memorial Day remembrances, the National Polka Festival, Scarborough Renaissance Festival, the Thai Culture & Food Festival, Dallas Zoo Safari Nights, Dinos at the Dallas Zoo, or the Midlothian Arts & Wine Festival, here are the 98.7KLUV Memorial Day Weekend Thangs To Do In DFW!
Jesse J. Burgess, Valdasta, U.S. Army
Rodney Hickman, Farmersville, U.S. Army
Harold Chrismon, Celina, U.S. Arming Air Force
Jack Morton Shirley, McKinney, U.S. Navy
Mathis Otho Ball Jr., McKinney, U.S. Army
The patriotic festival, taking place May 25-27 on the Historic Granbury Square, will feature family activities, arts and craft booths, food vendors, patriotic live music, vintage military vehicles, hot dog eating contest, a pie baking contest, activities for the entire family, and so much more.
Make your way to Granbury to see a field with thousands of tall American flags waving proudly on Highway 377. The Greater Granbury Chapter of MOAA and its partners: American Legion Post 491, Blue Star Mothers, Marine Corps League and the Granbury Brigade put on the Field of Flags each year. Each flag is dedicated to a hero or group who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
The ceremony honors the Nation’s military who paid the ultimate price by sacrificing their lives, with a special reading of the names of the Plano fallen from WWI forward. They gave their lives so we may all continue to enjoy the freedoms we have today.
The 45-minute event begins with the arrival of patriotic motorcycle riders who then stand as flag bearers surrounding the park. 42 U.S. flags each representing a hero from Plano who have fallen and one for the MIA’s that have yet to be accounted for.
A bagpiper and drummer will play prior to a reading of the names.
All five branches of the military will perform a moving flag ceremony. The Plano Civic Chorus will perform.
Plano Fire Department Lieutenant William Ripley will serve as Master of Ceremonies.