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Harker Heights to hold Annual Memorial Day Parade

Harker Heights to hold Annual Memorial Day Parade

Sara Escobar

Evening Star

In a recent press release by the Parks and Recreation department, the city has extended an invitation to families, business, groups and organizations to come out for the Harker Heights Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.

On Saturday, May 27, the parade will begin at 9 a.m. The parade route will begin at Knight’s Way, FM 2410 from Wildewood Drive to City Hall at 305 Miller’s Crossing. At 10:30 a.m. the Memorial Ceremony will take place. The city asks citizens to come and show support for military service members.

“We have a variety of veteran organizations and businesses participating in the parade.” Said Events Cooridinator Nichole Broemer in an email to the Evening Star Activities Coordinator Heather Buller was not available to comment in regards to the origin and history of the parade.

The parade will start on Wildewood Drive and proceed on FM 2410, turning right onto Miller’s Crossing and continuing past Harker Heights City Hall. With approval from the Texas Department of Transportation, FM 2410 from Wildewood to Walgreen’s will be closed from 8:45 a.m to 10:45 a.m. for the parade. The ceremony will take place at the Veteran’s Monument located in front of City Hall; in case of a storm, the ceremony will move indoors to the Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing.

The ceremony will feature a traditional wreath laying to honor those who gave their lives for the freedom and well-being of America. LTC Jason Davis, Squadron Commander with 3D Cavalry Regiment and the City of Harker Heights’ Mayor Spencer Smith will address the public at the ceremony.

The Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony is co-sponsored by the City of Harker Heights and the Harker Heights Veterans Council, which consists of organization representatives from the American Legion, American Military Retirees Association, Military Order of the Purple Hearts, Military Officers Association of America, Disabled American Veterans, Department of Texas Korean War Veterans Association, Korean War and Korea Service Veterans, The Enlisted Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, 40/8 Bell County, Women’s Army Corps Veteran’s Association, Bring Everyone in the Zone, Inc & Military Veterans Peer Network, Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery and Wreath Riders, Knights of Columbus, Star Group – Veterans Helping Veterans, Killeen Heights Vets Center, and the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, along with local government and military officials.

Each year the City and the Veterans Council plan the Memorial Parade and Ceremony as well as the Veterans Ceremony for the public. For more information, parade rules and forms, please visit the Harker Heights website at www.ci,harker-heights.tx.us/parks or call 254 953 5465.


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