May 22, 2014
The annual Memorial Day service hosted by local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3916 will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Highland Cemetery in Durant.
Silo Restland Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day service will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Roger Speers will be the featured speaker. Sue Harlen will be in charge of the music. Recognition will be given to the person traveling the greatest distance; the oldest person present; the youngest person present; and the family with the largest number of members in attendance. Everyone is asked to bring lawn chairs.
Memorial Day services are planned for 10 a.m. Monday near the Veterans Monument and Pavilion inside Colbert’s Garden of Memory Cemetery. Participating in the program will be the Durant Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boy Scout Troop 634 and Girl Scout Troop 10. Sen. Josh Brecheen will deliver the message. Flags will be placed at the veterans’ graves at 9 a.m. Saturday and left until 5 p.m. Monday.
Denison’s 2014 Memorial Day parade will start at 1 p.m. Monday. Lineup will begin at noon. The parade will follow the same route as previous years: Starting at Crawford and Armstrong intersection, north to Main, east to Rusk, south to Crawford and west back to the origin. The theme will be “Courage, Sacrifice, Freedom.” Entries will be judged on how best the theme is depicted using several criteria. Money will be awarded for “best of parade,” first place, second place, car/motorcycle club and equestrian group. Call the Denison Chamber of Commerce at (903) 465-1551 for information or go online for the registration form at www.denisontexas.us.
A Memorial Day of Praise with Christian music will be 2 p.m. until dark at Betts Ministries on the Hill in Caney. It will honor the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Bring a chair. Children’s activities and a drawing will be conducted. Food plates cost $5 and additional concession available. Visit http://bettsministries.org for details.