The Washington County Veterans Association’s (WCVA) annual Memorial Day program on Monday returns to an in-person format this year.
For the first time since 2019, the program will be held at the American Legion Hall at Fireman’s Park, beginning at 11 a.m.
The featured speaker will be Brenham native and 37-year Army veteran, Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Free.
Upon graduating from Texas A&M, where he served as a member of the Corps of Cadets, he was commissioned in 1982 as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His assignments included the U.S. Army Engineer School in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the 420th Engineer Brigade in Bryan. He also served as the Area Damage Control Officer for the Corps Staff Engineer Section, III U.S. Corps at Fort Hood when he was deployed in 2004 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Free retired from the military in November 2019. He lives with his wife, Susan, who served in the military for 22 years, on their farm in Milam County.
KWHI’s live broadcast of Monday’s program will begin at 10:45 a.m. on AM 1280, FM 101.7 and kwhi.com.
A brisket and sausage meal will be served after the program. Tickets for dine-in or drive-thru are available for $15 from members of the WCVA, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans.