Gov. Greg Abbott is ready to attend a Memorial Day occasion in Longview.
The Day of Thanks and Remembrance is scheduled Could 30 at Veterans Memorial Plaza at Teague Park. In accordance with info from occasion coordinator Dr. John Coppedge, the ceremony is slated to be “the most important patriotic occasion within the historical past of East Texas.”
In the course of the ceremony, 19 honor guards will concurrently lay floral wreaths at every of the monuments within the plaza. Singer and Longview resident Neal McCoy is ready to steer the Pledge of Allegiance, buglers will sound “Faucets” and bagpipes will carry out “Superb Grace,” in line with info from Coppedge.
Abbott, who lived in Longview for a time as a baby, would be the keynote speaker.
Earlier than the primary ceremony, Boy and Woman Scouts members will maintain a proper flag retirement ceremony to get rid of used U.S. flags in an incinerator particularly constructed for disposal.
Members of the army additionally might be current with “static shows” to take part in the primary ceremony.
Representatives from the Longview police and hearth departments, EMS, Gregg County Sheriff’s Workplace and each Longview hospitals additionally might be in attendance, in line with info from Coppedge.
Following the primary ceremony, “Governor Abbott will preside over the rededication ceremony of the renovated Troop 201 Scout cabin situated within the park.” Abbott is a former member of Troop 201.
Sizzling canine, ice cream and small U.S. flags might be handed out on the free occasion for as much as 1,500 individuals.
Together with the Longview Museum of Tremendous Arts and the Gregg County Historic Museum, a patriotic artwork and historic essay contest are being sponsored by occasion organizers for Gregg County college students in grades 9 via 12. Each contests will award prizes for first, second and third place for $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively.
Tips for the artwork contest are:
Submission needs to be a portray or drawing with a patriotic theme.
Oil paint, pencil, ink, charcoal or related media can be utilized.
Most dimension is 12-inch by 18-inch.
Work needs to be matted.
Every entry ought to have the identify of the artist, identify of the varsity, identify of the artwork instructor and get in touch with info for all on the again of the work or an connected letter.
Every collaborating faculty will decide college students’ entries and submit three works to the Longview Museum of Tremendous Arts, which can resolve the general winners.
House schooled college students can submit their work on to the Longview Museum of Tremendous Arts at 215 E Tyler St, Longview, TX 75601
Tips for the essay contest are:
The subject is one one of many following and the way it modified America: World Warfare I, World Warfare II or the Vietnam Warfare.
Every essay should be 1,500 phrases or much less.
Every essay needs to be in a Microsoft Phrase doc.
Every collaborating faculty will decide college students’ entries and submit one essay to the Gregg County Historic Museum, which can resolve the general winners.
House schooled college students can submit their essay on to the museum by e-mail at director@GreggHistorical.org.
The deadline for submissions for each contests is Could 6.
Sponsorships for the occasion are being accepted. For info, contact Coppedge at (903) 663-1533.