A Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the assembly area of Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Texas National Cemetery Foundation invite the public to attend the ceremony, during which Brig. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo, deputy commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, will give keynote remarks.
Other program highlights include a flyover by military aircraft, 21-volley cannon salute, band, choir and wreath placement.
The 638-acre cemetery opened May 2000 and is located in the southwestern part of Dallas adjacent to Mountain Creek Lake. Since inception, the cemetery has conducted more than 31,050 interments of veterans and immediate dependents and laid to rest 49 soldiers from Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom.
All guests are encouraged to arrive early and utilize the available parking and shuttle service at The Potter’s House due to limited parking at the cemetery. Shuttle service will begin at 9 a.m. and drop off at the cemetery as well as pick up at a location convenient to the assembly area. Handicap parking is available to those with proper identification and permits or placards.
Seating is not provided to the general public; those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets and to be prepared for weather conditions.
For more information, contact DFW National Cemetery at 214-467-3374.