Here’s a rundown of some of the Memorial Day events planned today and Monday in Central Texas:


A Memorial Day ceremony is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. A memorial slate will be dedicated for Central Texas soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan in 2013. Go to

VFW Post 9191, at 3307 Zephyr Road, will open its doors at noon Monday for free food and music. There also will be a raffle. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Call 254-690-7575.

VFW Post 9192, at 301 Wolf St., will serve brisket, chicken, ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs plus side dishes at 2 p.m. Monday. The event is open to the public and donations are appreciated. Call 254-526-2767.

The MECATX musical ensemble will play patriotic music during a ceremony honoring the Military Fallen Heroes of Killeen at 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 223 Memorial Monument and the Killeen Centennial Monument in Conder Park.

American Legion Post 223 will host a memorial ceremony in honor of our fallen heroes from Killeen and all wards at 5 p.m. Monday at Conder Park in Killeen.

Copperas Cove

Knights of Columbus Council 6658 will hold a memorial for fallen Catholic war veterans at 10:15 a.m. today at Holy Family Church, 1001 Georgetown Road. Roll call is for names submitted. Call 254-547-3735.

Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday at the organization’s Headquarters, 202 S. Fourth St. All veterans organizations are invited to lay wreaths. To RSVP, call Jonathan Haywood at 254-681-8029.

Contact Sarah Rafique at or (254) 501-7553. Follow her on Twitter at SarahRafique.

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