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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Sugar Land’s Memorial Day Ceremony to Salute Fallen Soldiers

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Sugar Land, TX -- The city of Sugar Land will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29, at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., to commemorate soldiers who died in active military service. Admission is free and open to the public.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. There will be a military vehicle exhibit presented by the Sixth Cavalry Historical Association, food trucks, a lemonade stand and other military-associated vendor booths. At 11 a.m., a formal tribute will follow with words of remembrance by local dignitaries.  The ceremony presenter and emcee will be retired Brigadier Gen. Dave Van Kleeck. He will be joined by guest speaker and Marine Corps combat veteran Brandon Harris. 

The program will continue the community tradition of acknowledging the names of veterans engraved inside the walls of the Remembrance Tower at Sugar Land Memorial Park, and patriotic music tributes will be performed. The Houston Commemorative Air Force will perform a military flyover, and there will be a 21-gun salute.  The ceremony will close with a traditional flag observance led by local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops at noon. 

Additionally, there will be a patriotic coloring station for children, and food trucks will be onsite with items available for purchase. Limited handicap and public parking will be available onsite. Attendees are strongly encouraged to use parking and shuttle services available at Brazos River Park. Complimentary shuttle services will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

For more information, visit www.SugarLandTX.gov/SpecialEvents.  For other updates, Sugar Land Parks & Recreation is active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SugarLandParks. 


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