2022 Memorial Day Events — Texas State Veterans Cemeteries

Memorial Day is a time to pause and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great nation. The VLB is grateful to provide a final resting place for those service members at our four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries. Each cemetery will host a Memorial Day Ceremony this year to honor and remember those loved ones lost in service to our country. We hope you can join us.

Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery — Killeen, Monday, May 30 at 10:00 am

Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery — Corpus Christi, Monday, May 30 at 12:00 pm

Flag Placement — Friday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are invited to participate. No RSVP is necessary.

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery — Mission, Monday, May 30 at 8:00 am

Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene — Monday, May 30 at 10:45 am

Flag Placement — Friday, May 27 at 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are invited to participate. No RSVP is necessary.

Memorial Day Ceremony 2022

1. Arrival music — Abilene Community Band — 10:45

2. Welcoming Comments — 10:55

3. Arrival of Patriot Guard Riders — 10:56

4. Missing Man Formation Fly Over (Big Country One Flight) — 10:57

5. Formal Ceremony Opening — 11:00

6. Posting of the Colors — Dyess AFB Honor Guard

7. National Anthem — Abilene Community Band

8. Invocation — Chaplain Kurtis Bueltmann

9. Introduction of Dignitaries

10. Introduction of Gold Star Families as Honored Guests (if Names are available)

11. Guest Speaker — CMSgt Jessica Player

12. Concluding Remarks

13. Benediction

14. Firing of Volleys and Playing of TAPS

15. Flower Bouquet Placement (5)

16. Dismissal

Thank you very much to all the local community groups and volunteers who come out to support our Texas Veterans and their families.

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