South Texans will celebrate Memorial Day at these 2023 festivities.

South Texans will celebrate Memorial Day at these 2023 festivities.

The Corpus Christi Mayor's Committee for Veterans Affairs will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park on May 29 at 10 a.m.

Rockport will have a Memorial Day observance at Veterans Memorial Park on Austin Street, with guest speaker Kathleen "Katy" Jackson, a retired Electronics Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer.

The event in Rockport is organized by the American GI Forum Post & Unit #324F, Carl Morrison American Legion Post & Unit #363 & Sons of the Legion, and Stewart-Wendell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3904.

Aransas Pass VFW Post 2932 will present a Memorial Day Ceremony and Vietnam Veterans/Aransas Pass Community Appreciation Day at Aransas Pass Veterans Memorial Park.

The ceremony at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery will take place at noon and feature a performance by the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi, with remarks from Nueces County Judge Connie Scott and keynote speaker Capt. Alston Kirk, US Navy Chaplain.

Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home will host the annual Honoring our Military remembrance event at 1 p.m., featuring several speakers, including Bishop Emeritus Edmond Carmody, Nueces County Sheriff J.C. Hooper, Nueces County Judge Connie Scott, Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette Guajardo, and CCAD Commander Col. Kyle Hogan.

The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay will hold its annual Memorial Day remembrance event at 2 p.m., including a wreath laying and flag retirement ceremony. The museum also has a special version of USAA's Poppy Wall of Honor on display until June 7.

Military ID holders, USAA members, and USAA employees can enjoy free admission to the museum from May 26 to May 29.

The City of Portland will host a Memorial Day ceremony at Portland Veterans Memorial, featuring an address from Mayor Cathy Skurow and a performance by the local Veteran's Band.

Memorial Day is a day when Americans honor those who have died in service to the country, and these ceremonies provide opportunities for communities to pay their respects.

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