Spend Memorial Weekend in Granbury for a patriotic weekend to remember. The weekend honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and also kicks off the summer season in Granbury.
The patriotic festival, taking place May 25-27 on the Historic Granbury Square, will feature family activities, arts and craft booths, food vendors, patriotic live music, vintage military vehicles, hot dog eating contest, a pie eating contest, activities for the entire family, and so much more.
In keeping with the importance of the holiday, there will be two traditional Memorial Day Ceremonies on Monday, May 27.
The Memorial Day Opening Ceremony will be held at Memorial Lane at 8:45 AM hosted by Friends of Memorial Lane. The opening ceremony will include Presentation of Colors, History of Memorial Day and a Lowering of the Flag Ceremony. The guest speaker is Sgt. E-5 John W. W. Calvert, US Marines. Following the Opening Ceremony there will be a Remembrance Walk to the Square with a drum cadence and bagpipe accompaniment while walking among a path lined with flags.
At 10:0 AM the Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Main Stage on the Historic Granbury Square hosted by the Memorial Day Advisory Committee. The ceremony will begin with the Pecan Plantation Formation Fly-By-Pilots, Missing Man Formation Flyover. Major General, US Airforce (ret) Howard Thompson will be the guest speaker.
The Memorial Day Ruck March will begin after the Memorial Day Ceremony on the square and will continue on to the Field of Flags on Highway 377.
Make your way to see a field with thousands of tall American flags waving proudly on Highway 377. The Greater Granbury Chapter of MOAA and its partners: American Legion Post 491, Blue Star Mothers, Marine Corps League and the Granbury Brigade put on the Field of Flags each year. Each flag is dedicated to a hero or group who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
The closing ceremony will take place at 2:00 PM at the Field of Flags, 3602 East Highway 377.