Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 2023
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sugar Land Memorial Park
15300 University Blvd, 77479

Each Memorial Day, we invite our community to join us as we pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.

The Memorial Day Ceremony  will begin at 10 a.m. with a thoughtful and patriotic musical presentation.

11 a.m. will begin a formal tribute, including words of remembrance by local dignitaries. The ceremony presenter and emcee will be Brigadier General (Ret.) Dave Van Kleeck, and the program will continue the community tradition of acknowledging the names of veterans engraved inside the walls of the iconic Remembrance Tower. 

The ceremony will close with a traditional flag observance at Noon.

Notable features of the event include:
  • Military vehicle exhibit
  •  Military flyover performed by the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force 
  •  21-gun salute
  •  White dove release
  •  Patriotic creation station for children’s patriotic crafts 
  •  Powder Fireworks
  •  Food and beverage vendors onsite with items available for purchase

Monuments at Sugar Land Memorial Park 

Sugar Land Remembrance Tower

Rememberance Tower.jpg

Military branches of the United States military are represented on each wall of the 40-foot Remembrance Tower. Engraved on the interior walls are the names of service members from Sugar Land who perished while on active duty.

Veterans Memorial Eagle

2020 Eagle Sculpture

The beautiful bronze statue symbolizes the strength and distinction of our United States Armed Forces and service members.

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Gold Star Families Monument

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is dedicated to our Gold Star Families and the legacy of their Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.


Complimentary shuttles will be running from Brazos River Park (18427 Southwest Fwy) to the event site at Sugar Land Memorial Park (15300 University Blvd) beginning at 9 a.m. and running continuously until 2 p.m.

For More Information

Contact Sugar Land Parks & Recreation at 281-275-2825, email us or reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.