The city of Sugar Land will pay tribute to those who have shown bravery and honor while serving their country by hosting its 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony.
The event will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.
The ceremony will begin with a one-hour musical presentation. During that time, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with community organizations such as the Vet Center 711, the Sugar Land Rotary and the Indo American Forum. Activity stations, including the Battleship Texas State Historic Site touch table, will also be onsite. The official ceremony will commence at 11 a.m. and consist of a presentation of colors, words of remembrance by local dignitaries, a military flyover, a 21-gun salute and special tributes from members of the community. Patriotic performances will also fill the stage with choral and musical selections.
During the ceremony, the city will acknowledge the names of veterans engraved inside of the Remembrance Tower at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The tower features an obelisk recognizing all branches of the military and the names Sugar Land residents who died while on active duty. The etched names serve as lasting expression of gratitude from the city of Sugar Land and its community. A local Boy Scout troop will close the ceremony with a traditional flag observance at noon.
In addition to the ceremony, a military vehicle exhibition will be provided as a photo opportunity for families. There will be a paper flag making station, a post card craft station, a breakfast area and much more.
The ceremony is open to the general public. All activities and entertainment is free. Food will be available for purchase by a local onsite vendor. Public parking will be available at the University of Houston Sugar Land campus, 14000 University Blvd., where complimentary shuttle services will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited handicap parking will be available at the park.
For more information about the event, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at 281-275-2885, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/memorialday or follow Sugar Land Parks and Recreation at facebook.com/SugarLandParks.