Memorial Day is a solemn holiday that begins the festive summer season. It’s the day that Americans gather to remember the fallen soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen who gave their lives to keep our nation free.
This has never been lost on the Veterans Associations of Washington County. For decades they have honored the fallen in a ceremony. The ceremony has been in Fireman’s Park since the Veteran’s Plaza was built there 12 years ago.
Ben Seeker of the Veterans of Foreign Wars says Memorial Day is remembered and commemorated, rather than celebrated.
The Memorial Day ceremony begins at 11am Monday. The Brenham Honor Guard will post the colors and representatives of Washington County the cities of Brenham and Burton will be there. State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst will also be at the ceremony. Members of the Brenham High School Band will have the music.
Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Angela Renee Dickson, the Veterans Services Advisor for Prairie View A&M is the speaker. She has a Master’s Degree in Workforce Education and Training from Southern Illinois and a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska. She is actively pursuing her Phd from Texas A&M in Kingsville in Education Administration.
After the ceremony the veterans groups will have a barbecue and various games.
The Ceremony is at 11am. KWHI will begin its live coverage at 10:45am.