Memorial Day Observances

There are several opportunities to celebrate and observe Memorial Day in East Texas. Here are the ones that notified the East Texas News.

Cason-Monk-Metcalf Memorial Day observance in Nacogdoches will begin with a posting of the flag at 7 a.m., followed by an open house breakfast until 9 a.m. Festivities will resume from 4 p.m. To 6 p.m. with an open house and dinner of hot dogs and apple pie. Observances conclude with the retiring of the flag. Other activities include live taps, World War II book signing, complimentary flag spirit flags and flag cases. Flag cases are given to those who lost a veteran in the past 12 months. Go to  to get yours.

Nacogdoches Chapter of Vietnam Veterans will have a Memorial Day ceremony at the Nacogdoches Public Library at 10 a.m. on Monday. Honor guards and speakers will highlight the event.

Lufkin's Annual Avenue of Flags
Date/Time:Saturday, May 28, 2011 - Monday, May 30, 2011 all day event
Location:Garden of Memories Memorial Park 5205 South First Street, Lufkin, Texas

As it custom, various organizations and families will be in the park throughout the weekend to view the Avenue of Flags. Beginning on Saturday, May 28th at 9:00 AM, families are encouraged to pick up a complimentary flag and place it on their loved one's grave.
Memorial Day weekend stands as an important holiday in the United States of America. With our troops still standing in harm's way today, it serves as a heart-felt reminder of how important our military personal are to us. Traditionally Memorial Day stands for a time that we recognize and honor our Veterans by visiting and decorating their graves…a statement that says "We thank you for your sacrifice and we do remember!"
The Staff will be available to pass out bottles of water and surveys for families to fill out and drop in a drawing box. The winner of the drawing will receive a nice prize. On Monday, May 30th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the Staff will be doing a cook-out for the public. Be sure and come out for this event and view the park in all of its splendor.
If you have any questions, you are invited to call 936/634-4411.

San Augustine VFW Post #9313, will have a Memorial Day observance, Monday May 30, 2011 @ 2 p.m. in the Museum Theater.

Hemphill will have a Memorial Day celebration on the Sabine County Courthouse lawn at 10 a.m.