EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Memorial Day is often celebrated as a long weekend to have fun with family and friends and to kick off summer, but we also remember that it's intended to remember those who died in service to our country in the military. Here are some events for those who want to observe the holiday either way.
Memorial Day service at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - May 29, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - 12053 Hwy 64W.
Memorial Day Murph run and cookout: Monday from 9 a.m. until noon. Details here. 1906 Capital Drive.
Memorial Day Picnic with Kerygma Church - Faulkner Park on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. - Grilling, games like football and cornhole. Church providing hot dogs, bring your favorite side. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, chairs, life jacket for kayaking, water shoes, blankets, etc. Details here.
Gregg County Memorial Day service- in front of courthouse on Methvin Street - 11 a.m.
Memorial Day Luau Party - Pinecrest Country Club, 214 Club Drive. 5:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Ceremony at U.S. Veterans Monument in Harris Street Park, 100 Harris Street. 9 a.m.
Memorial Day "Murph" to honor fallen heroes. Run one mile, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, run one mile. $5 entry fee or donation. All proceeds will go to apkcharities.org who support veterans and the special forces community in honor of CPT Andrew Pederson Keel. Monday at 9 a.m.
Freedom in the Park - Saturday, May 27 10 a.m.-10 p.m. - Whitehouse City Park - car show, vendors, food, kids activities, live music and fireworks - free admission