The Texarkana area will honor the memory of service men and women at several Memorial Day weekend events.

The first event will be held Sunday, May 29, at East Memorial Gardens on Highway 67 East in Texarkana, Ark. This service will begin at 2PM and will be hosted by the Texarkana Area Veterans Council and East Memorial Gardens.

The second service will be held on Monday, May 30, at 11AM at the Miller County Courthouse. This event will be hosted by the American Legion. Immediately after the service there will be the annual Memorial Day Walk from the courthouse to the Korea/Vietnam Memorial at State Line Avenue. The Vietnam Veterans of America #278 will host that memorial service, which gets under way at 11:45AM.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to  this event which is in its 33rd year.

Finally, there will be another Memorial Day Service will be held on that Monday beginning at 1PM at Hillcrest Memorial Park on Highway 67 West in Wake Village. There will be patriotic music, guest speakers, and a 21-gun salute.

Those in attendance will be able to drive through an avenue of large American flags. There will also be hundreds of smaller American flags marking the graves of veterans throughout the park.

Memorial Day is more than just another summer holiday to barbecue or go to the lake. It's about remembering the cost of our freedoms in this country. A National Moment of Remembrance will be held at 3PM on that Monday. Take time to honor those who have served and died for this great country.