HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas —
Each year the City of Harker Heights and the Harker Heights Veterans Council host a Memorial and Veterans Ceremony. This year, they have planned an online Memorial Day Remembrance program, instead of an in-person ceremony due to COVID-19.
During Memorial Day weekend, the Veterans & Purple Heart monuments by City Hall will have flags on display. 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 a part of the city's Memorial Day Remembrance, community members are invited to send a photo of their loved ones to be posted on a tribute page for fallen service members during their military service.
You can submit a single photo, rank, full name and service date by Thursday in an email to email@example.com.
A link to the displayed photos and information will be on the Harker Heights Memorial Day Remembrance website.
On the Herker Heights Facebook page, you can watch the online Memorial Day Remembrance program starting at 10:00 a.m. Monday. Later that day, citizens can observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 p.m. by taking a moment to pause wherever they are for a duration of one minute to remember those who have died in military service.
“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,” Activities Center & Events Manager Nichole Broemer said.
The city is also encouraging community members to display a U.S. flag at their homes during the Memorial Day weekend.
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