On Memorial Day (this year falling on Monday, May 29), there are plenty of things to do for the long weekend which also many views as the opening weekend of summer. But, it should also be important to honor the men and women who have given their lives in our military to keep our country safe. If you want to honor their sacrifice and embrace the real meaning of Memorial Day this year, check out these Patriotic Memorial Day Events 2017 in Dallas TX.
Patriotic Memorial Day Events 2017 in Dallas TX
For Love & Art: A Benefit for America’s Veterans
Running May 29 from 2 – 10 p.m, the For Love & Art: A Benefit for America’s Veterans organized by Peep Show Texas will support local veterans, veteran artists, and a veteran-focused therapeutic art program. The art displayed will be from artists with a military background and feature the work of Roger Montoya. It will be held at 1418 N Riverfront Boulevard. The cost is $7 in advance and all ages are welcome. Learn more and RSVP on Facebook.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Memorial Day Concert
This free event at Flag Pole Hill will feature great music by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and a fireworks display! It will begin at 8:15 p.m. We aren’t sure how long it will last, but we assume somewhere between one and two hours. This is part of the Parks Concert Series. Check out the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and event sponsors here.
Carry the Load Dallas Memorial March
Celebrating heroes, remembering the fallen, and learning about our past is the goal of the Dallas Memorial March. Carry the Load seeks to raise money to support military members, veterans, first responders, and their families. A month of awareness culminates with the Memorial March starting on Sunday, May 28 at noon and ending on May 29 at 3 p.m. The event will feature music, speeches, stories of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, flag ceremonies, and much more. This event is free and open to anyone who wants to celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day. Learn more about events and donation options for 2017 here.
Other Memorial Day Opportunities
Dallas Arboretum Memorial Day Weekend – active-duty members, veterans, and first responders get free admission all weekend with a valid photo ID.
Dallas Holocaust Museum – Filming the Camps: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – exhibition on WW2 war footage and the liberation of concentration camps
Do you know of other Memorial Day events focusing on the true meaning of the holiday that we should include? Let us know in the comments!