• December 22, 2014

Heights hosts Memorial Day events today

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Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014 4:30 am

HARKER HEIGHTS — Residents of Harker Heights and the surrounding communities are invited to attend the 10th annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony today.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Harker Heights High School, proceed along Farm-to-Market 2410 (Knight’s Way), turn right at Miller’s Crossing, and end at City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing.

FM 2410 from Harker Heights High School to Walgreen’s will be closed from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m.

The ceremony will begin at the Veterans Memorial located outside City Hall after the parade. At 10:30 a.m., Brig. Gen. Clark W. LeMasters Jr., commander of the 13th Sustainment Command, and Harker Heights Mayor Rob Robinson will speak.

This ceremony also includes a traditional wreath-laying.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside.

The parade will take place, rain or shine.

The Memorial Day parade and ceremony are co-sponsored by the city of Harker Heights and the Harker Heights Veterans’ Council, made up of representatives from local veterans organizations.

Other Heights Memorial Day events include a MDA Memorial 5k run/walk at 8 a.m. today at the Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. FM 2410.

Race registration begins at 7 a.m. and is $25 and only can be paid in cash or check.

Veterans of Foreign Wars District 14 Commander Allen Freeman will speak at 4 p.m. Monday during VFW Post 3892’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. with a potluck dinner following at 5 p.m., at 201 VFW Drive.

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