HOLIDAY: 6 events to honor Memorial Day in Greater Houston area

HOLIDAY: 6 events to honor Memorial Day in Greater Houston area

The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans will host a Memorial Day service this May. (Courtesy Rose Poole/The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans Inc.)

May 30 is Memorial Day, a federal holiday that serves as a way to mourn people who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. Read below for more information on events that are happening to honor those who served.

1. Memorial Day ceremony

The city of Sugar Land will be hosting its annual Memorial Day ceremony to commemorate those who died in service. The event is free and open to the public, and it will begin at 10 a.m. There will also be a vehicle exhibition and vendor booths. Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-275-2900.

2. Memorial Day observances and dedication

The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission will be hosting a dedication ceremony for a memorial monument as well as the grand parade of “The Pathway of Flags.” The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. and has a featured speaker. Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park, 1776 Freedom Blvd., Conroe. 936-521-3668.

3. Memorial Day celebration

The annual free Memorial Day celebration starts at 5 p.m. and features live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainment and a fireworks display at Town Green Park. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800.

4. Memorial Day at Market Street

Visitors can gather at Market Street’s park for a free Memorial Day celebration for area families that starts at 3 p.m. The party will include music, dancing and soap bubble demonstrations with the Texas Bubblers. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774.

5. Memorial Day run and walk

The Houston Running Co. holiday series continues with a Memorial Day run and walk in honor of veterans. The event includes a 5K, a 10K and a kids K. 7:30 a.m. (5K and 10K start), 9:30 a.m. (kids K start). $20-$50. St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Drive, Houston.

6. Memorial Day presentation

The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans will host a free event to honor the fallen on Memorial Day. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with the presentation of colors by local students, and attendees are invited to tie ribbons around trees. Pioneer Park, 16902 Bridgeland Landing Drive, Cypress. 713-447-7740.

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