Sugar Land, TX - The City of Sugar Land will salute fallen soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country by hosting the 8th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m., at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.
The ceremony will begin with a one-hour patriotic musical presentation. During that time, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with community organizations such as Vet Center 711, Sugar Land Rotary, Houston Marine Moms and Indo American Forum. Activity stations such as the Battleship Texas State Historic Site touch table will also be onsite. The official ceremony will commence at 11 a.m. The program will consist of a presentation of colors, words of remembrance by local dignitaries, a military flyover, 21-gun salute and special tributes from members of the community. Patriotic performances will also fill the stage with choral and musical selections.
Also during the ceremony, the City will acknowledge the names of veterans engraved inside of the memorial at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The memorial features an obelisk recognizing all branches of the military along with past Sugar Land fallen soldiers. The etched names serve as lasting expression of gratitude from the City of Sugar Land and its community. A local Boy Scout troop will close the ceremony with a traditional flag observance at noon.
In addition to the ceremony, a military vehicle exhibition will be provided as a photo opportunity for families. There will be donation booths, a post card craft station, a breakfast area and much more.
Public parking will be available at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus, 14000 University Blvd., where complimentary shuttle services will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited handicap parking will be available at the park.
For more information about the event, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at 281-275-2885, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/memorialday or follow Sugar Land Parks and Recreation at facebook.com/SugarLandParks.