The City of Mesquite will host a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 29, at the Mesquite Veterans Memorial, 425 S. Galloway Ave.
The brief program will honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The service will begin at 2:55 p.m. to coincide with National Moment of Remembrance. Attendees are encouraged to arrive no later than 2:50 p.m. to allow time to park and enter the memorial area, and to bring folding chairs, if needed.
The program will include remarks by Mayor Daniel Alemán and a reading of the names of those from Mesquite who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
The City of Mesquite opened its Veterans Memorial at City Lake Park in 2020. The memorial features a 7-feet wide column that lists the names of all military veterans from the Mesquite community who lost their lives while in military service.
The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans to pause for 60 seconds of silence at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day. The 3 p.m. time was chosen because it is the time when many Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. It is intended to be a unifying act of remembrance for Americans to honor the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace. The National Moment of Remembrance Act was established by Congress in 2000.