Organizations around the area honoring fallen veterans for Memorial Day

Organizations around the area honoring fallen veterans for Memorial Day

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Around the Panhandle, multiple organizations are gearing up to remember those who gave their lives on Memorial Day.

The Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo will be hosting a ceremony on Monday.

The program will feature retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Ed Nolte as a guest speaker.

Participants will need to be at the Randall County Veteran's Park in Amarillo at 11:00 a.m.

Later in the week, the Texas Panhandle War Memorial will also hold a ceremony honoring eight veterans whose remains were never claimed.

The men died in Potter and Moore Counties and were cremated by those counties, but never had their remains picked up.

The war memorial will honor those men with a ceremony on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial building.

The remains will then be sent to San Antonio and interred at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Llano Cemetery will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.

The ceremony includes an Avenue of the Flags, in which participants will raise flags to honor loved ones.

Each flag will bear a metal tag with the name of the veteran, their rank, branch of service, birth date and death date.

Maps of flag locations will be provided at the cemetery.

Those interested in participating in the raising of the flags can call (806) 376-4538.

The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Poppy Field, Llano West in Amarillo.

VFW Post 1657 in Pampa will be holding a ceremony at Hobart Park.

The ceremony will be a time of remembrance for veterans who have fallen in battle.

The event begins at 8:00 p.m.

Organizers recommend that observers bring lawn chairs to the event.

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