HARKER HEIGHTS, TX — The City of Harker Heights will be offering an online Memorial Day Remembrance program in lieu of an in-person ceremony.
Each year the City and the Harker Heights Veterans Council hosts a Memorial and Veterans Ceremony in the remembrance for those who gave their lives in defending our nation.
On the City’s Facebook page, citizens can watch an online Memorial Day Remembrance program starting at 10:00 am Monday, May 25.
Later that day, citizens can observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 pm by pausing wherever they are for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service.
During Memorial Day weekend, the City of Harker Heights says the Veterans & Purple Heart monuments by City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing, will have flags on display and in the evening the monuments will have color lights projected towards them.
A wreath will be displayed next to the Veterans Monument on Monday.
As part of the City's Memorial Day Remembrance, citizens are invited to send a photo of their love one to be posted on a tribute page for fallen service members during their military service.
If interested, submit a single photo, rank and full name, and service date to email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, May 21, 2020.
A link to the displayed photos and information will be on the Harker Heights Memorial Day Remembrance website here.
Nichole Broemer, Activities Center & Events Manager, states, “the City and Veterans Council wanted to observe this important day and to honor our fallen service members by offering a virtual program and show observance in other ways as we are cautious for our citizens and all involved in the program.” Citizens are encouraged to display a U.S. flag at their homes during the Memorial Day weekend.
For more information, please visit the Harker Heights Memorial Day Remembrance website here or call 254-953-5465.