2019 Memorial Day Events at Texas State Veterans Cemeteries

Please join the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) at a Texas State Veterans Cemetery near you to attend an event in honor of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who served this nation with honor and distinction, and to reflect on the many sacrifices they have made in the defense and liberty of our country.

Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen

Texas State Veterans Cemeteries are hallowed grounds that express our respect for those who served, but also provide solace and serenity for the family members and friends that are still living.

We would also like to encourage members of the community to assist with laying flags and roses at some of the cemeteries in preparation for Memorial Day. Please see below for dates and times.

Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene

We invite members of the community to assist with the placing of the flags and roses on each grave and columbarium at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene. Many thanks to the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation for organizing the Rose Placement Ceremony.

Flag Laying
Friday, May 24, 2019
5:30 p.m.
7457 West Lake Road
Abilene TX 79601

Rose Placement Ceremony
Saturday, May 25, 2019
5:00 p.m.
7457 West Lake Road
Abilene TX 79601

The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene will host a Memorial Day Ceremony sponsored by the Chief’s Group from Dyess Air Force Base. The Community Band of Abilene will play a medley of patriotic songs, the Guest Speaker will be Congressman Jodey Arrington and the Dyess AFB Honor Guard will present the colors.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2019
11:00 a.m.
7457 West Lake Road
Abilene TX 79601


Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

We invite members of the community to assist our local Boy Scouts with laying flags on each grave and columbarium at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Flag Laying
Friday, May 24, 2019
5:00 p.m.
9974 IH 37 Access Road
Corpus Christi TX 78410

The Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Ceremony to remember all the service members we are honored to watch over in Corpus Christi.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2019
12:00 p.m.
9974 IH 37 Access Road
Corpus Christi TX 78410


Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

Please join us to lay flags on each grave and columbarium at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day.

Flag Laying 
Saturday, May 25, 2019
8:00 a.m.
11463 Highway 195
Killeen TX 76542

The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Ceremony sponsored by the Area Veterans Advisory Committee and the City of Killeen.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2019
10:00 a.m.
11463 Hwy 195
Killeen TX 76542


Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery

The Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Ceremony with VFW Rio Grande Valley Memorial Post 8788 conducting the service. U.S. flags will also be laid at all the grave sites on Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2019
9:00 a.m.
2520 South Inspiration Road
Mission TX 78572


Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen

We would like to thank all the volunteers and community members who organize and attend these ceremonies, and work to honor our Veterans every day. For more information about VLB Texas State Veterans Cemeteries please call 1–800–252-VETS (8387) or visit TexasVeterans.com.