Memorial Day celebrations will span weekend and the city

(Metro Newspaper Service)
(Metro Newspaper Service)

TEXARKANA -- The Twin Cities are collaborating once again to celebrate the upcoming three-day Memorial Day weekend, starting today.

As in recent years, both Texarkanas will mark Memorial Day five times over the three-day period, and this weekend's Memorial Day celebrations will be no exception.

While the exact time is still pending for the first celebration, it will be held sometime between 7 a.m. and noon Saturday at the Texarkana Farmers Market downtown. The observance will be co-hosted by the city of Texarkana, Texas, and local Chapter 278 of Vietnam Veterans of America.

The second celebration, conducted by the Texarkana Area Veterans Council, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

On Memorial Day, three separate commemorative events are planned.

The first will be conducted by the American Legion at 11 a.m. at the Miller County Courthouse. The second service hosted by VVA Chapter 278 will be at 11:45 a.m. at the Korean-Vietnam Memorial on North State Line Avenue.

The third and final commemoration will be at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery on U.S. Highway 67. It will be hosted by Texarkana Funeral Home.

For more information, call 903-556-1613.

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