Memorial Day in Killeen

Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson, deputy commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, speaks Monday, May 28, 2018, with Adele Heath, who was visiting her husband’s grave at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day.

In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, several public events are planned for the area. Here is a look at events and closures:



From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Killeen there will be a flag-laying ceremony at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at 11463 State Highway 195. The event is open to the public. Flags will be placed at every grave and columbarium.

A Memorial Day parade will be held at 9 a.m. in Harker Heights. The parade route is on Farm-to-Market Road 2410 (Knight’s Way) from Wildewood Drive to City Hall at 305 Millers Crossing. Following the parade, at approximately 10 a.m., a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Monument in front of City Hall. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the Harker Heights Recreation Center at 307 Millers Crossing.



A Memorial Day ceremony is at 10 a.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, in Killeen. Maj. Gen. Paul T. Calvert, commander of Fort Hood’s 1st Cavalry Division, will be the guest speaker. All area veterans organizations will be on hand to present their colors and lay a wreath. For more ceremony information, contact Guadalupe Lopez at 254-702-0465.

Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 2 p.m. at 202 S. Fourth St. in Copperas Cove. All veterans organizations are invited to present a wreath during the ceremony. If you would like to be added to presentation list, please call Jonathan Haywood at 254-681-8025 or email The public is invited, and lunch will be served following the ceremony.


Area Closures

Fort Hood

Memorial Day weekend visits for families who have relatives buried in cemeteries within the Fort Hood live-fire training areas are between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 26.

Visitors must call range operations at 254-287-3130/3321 to access the live-fire area.

No vehicle pass is required for the cemetery visits. Range operations will have guides available to assist families and monitor cemetery visits to ensure that all visitors are clear of the live-fire training areas by 7 p.m.

Signs will be posted along roads giving directions to the cemeteries. Roads which may be used are: East Range Road, Hubbard Road, West Range Road and Owl Creek Road.

The point of contact is Gregory Simpson, 254-553-1943 or 254-287-3130, or email


City of Killeen offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency services and garbage collection will operate without interruption. The Transfer Station and Recycle Center will be closed.

The Family Recreation Center will be open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Family Aquatics Center at Lions Club Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Long Branch Pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All Killeen city offices will reopen for normal business hours Tuesday.


Copperas Cove

In observance of Memorial Day, all city facilities will be closed Monday including the Solid Waste Transfer Station. The week’s collection schedule will be:

Monday: No trash pickup.

Tuesday: Areas 1 and 2.

Wednesday: Areas 3 and 4.

Thursday: Areas 5 and 6.

Friday: Areas 7 and 8.

Trash at businesses will be collected on the regularly scheduled day.


Harker Heights

City Hall will be closed today for Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume Tuesday. Trash services for the week of Memorial Day will run on the normal schedule. Monday routes will run on Monday, Tuesday routes will run on Tuesday, etc.



City Hall will be closed for Memorial Day. Normal hours will resume Tuesday.



City offices, the Lampasas Public Library and the Citizen Collection Center will be closed Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Trash pick up will be the next business day following the holiday.



City offices are closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Trash and recycling services will run without interruption.

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