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Sign up for Memorial Day parade

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“Businesses, groups, and organizations are invited to enter in the City of Harker Heights Memorial Parade. The City of Harker Heights invites the whole family to come out for the Harker Heights Memorial Parade and Ceremony 2017 on Saturday, May 27. The parade will take place at 9:00 am with the Memorial Ceremony to follow shortly after the parade at approximately 10:30 am. Show your support for our military service members by entering in the parade. The deadline for parade entries is Tuesday, May 23 and there is no entry fee. Parade rules and forms are available on

With approval of the Texas Department of Transportation, FM 2410/Knight’s Way from Wildewood Dr. to Walgreen’s will be closed from 8:45 am – 10:45 am on Saturday, May 27 for the parade. The section of FM 2410/Knight’s Way from Verna Lee and Wildewood Dr. will be closed at 7:15 am for the parade staging. The parade will start at Wildewood Dr. and proceed on FM 2410/Knight’s Way; turning right onto Miller’s Crossing and continuing past Harker Heights City Hall. As soon as the parade traffic clears, FM 2410/Knight’s Way will reopen. The ceremony will take place at the Veteran’s Monument located in front of Harker Heights City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing.  In case of rain, the parade will still continue as long as it is not a storm and the ceremony will move indoors to the Harker Heights Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing.

The ceremony will feature a traditional wreath laying to honor those who gave their lives. LTC Jason Davis, Squadron Commander with 3d Cavalry Regiment and the City of Harker Heights’ Mayor

Spencer H. Smith will address the public at the ceremony.

The Memorial 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 Veterans’ Association, Bring Everyone in the Zone, Inc. & Military Veterans Peer Network, Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery & Wreath Riders, Knights of Columbus, Star Group – Veterans Helping Veterans, Killeen Heights Vet Center, and the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce as well as 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 City of Harker Heights website at or call 254-953-5465.”


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