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Memorial Day Service to be Held at Houston National Cemetery

A special Memorial Day service will be held on Monday, May 27 beginning at 10:45 a.m. at the Houston National Cemetery, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive.

This year, the event’s theme is “Uncommon Valor Was a Common Virtue.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce that Pearl Harbor Survivor Howard Snell and VFW District #4 Chief of Staff Stanley C. Jaynes will be the keynote speakers.

In addition to Snell and Jaynes’ compelling remarks, the event will feature a parade of colors and wreaths by numerous local veterans’ organizations, ROTC units, and boy and girl scout troops.

The Texas Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment will display an AH-64 Apache helicopter.

There will also be a POW/MIA remembrance by the Randolph Air Force Base Honor Guard’s ‘Blue Knights,” and many symbolic highlights including a missing man flyover by the Texas Air National Guard, 147th Fighter Wing; a bugler playing taps; and a combined rifle salute by the VFW District #4 Ceremonial Detail, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Sons of Union Veterans, and the Thirteenth U.S. Infantry, Company A.

Bob Boudreaux, a weekend anchor on Houston’s top-rated news station, KTRK-TV, Channel 13, will serve as master of ceremonies.

During his four years on active duty, Boudreaux flew with the 155th Assault Helicopter Company of the 1st Aviation Brigade in the Vietnam War. As an aircraft commander and aviation section leader, Boudreaux earned several military decorations including two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

The event, honoring deceased United States servicemen and women, is free and open to the public.

Driving Directions; Cemetery is located 15 miles Northwest of downtown Houston. From Bush intercontinental Airport take John F. Kennedy Blvd. South to Beltway 8. Turn right onto Beltway 8 West and exit at Ella. Follow the feeder road West to the third traffic light, and turn left on Veterans Memorial Drive. Proceed to the first traffic light and turn left on T.C. Jester. The cemetery entrance will be on your right.