Memorial Day remembers and honors those died while serving in the US military. | Photo by FTWtoday
This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 29. Originally known as Decoration Day following the Civil War, the federal holiday was designated in 1971 to honor those who died while serving in the US military.
Honor our nation’s fallen heroes with these five events happening on Memorial Day in and around Fort Worth.
“Lest We Forget” 5K, Trinity Park Pavilion No. 1, Fort Worth Join other runners at 8 a.m. to run or walk in memory of service members. Registration costs $8-$15 and packet pick-up starts at 7 a.m.
94th Annual Fort Worth Memorial Day Service, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth Join US Congressman Roger Williams, County Judge Tim O’Hare, Mayor Mattie Parker, NAS JRB Commander Capt. Mark McLean, and honorary chairman and WWII veteran Don Graves at one of the nation’s oldest Memorial Day services. The hour-long service starting at 10 a.m. will feature an F-18 flyover and dignitaries.
13th Annual Memorial Day Celebration, Mount Gilead Cemetery, Keller At 11 a.m., Mt. Gilead Cemetery Association and the Keller + Golden Triangle Rotary Clubs will hold the annual celebration, featuring a Boy Scout flag raising, US flag retirement ceremony, speeches, and a tour of the cemetery. Outdoor seating is available for 100 people, but guests are invited to bring lawn chairs.
Memorial Day Ceremony, Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas At 11 a.m., Veteran Affairs will host a commemoration ceremony to honor the patriotism and sacrifice of service members.
Concert and fireworks, Flag Pole Hill Park, Dallas The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert at 8:15 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
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Charles Schwab Challenge | Wednesday, May 24-Sunday, May 28 | 6 a.m.-6 p.m. | Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Circle, Fort Worth | $50-$575 | Over 100 golfers are vying for the trophy, plaid jacket, and restored 1973 Bronco in the PGA Tour event.
TCU Baseball | Wednesday, May 24 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Dr., Arlington | $25-$55 | The No. 4 Horned Frogs will take on the No. 5 Kansas State Wildcats in the first game of the Big 12 Tournament.
Doc Wesson | Wednesday, May 24 | 6-9 p.m. | Fort Brewery and Pizza, 2737 Tillar St., Fort Worth | Free | Bring your pals and pups for a pizza and a pint on the patio while you listen to live music.
Thursday, May 25
3D Printing Basics | Thursday, May 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | NRH Library, 9015 Grand Ave., North Richland Hills | Free | Bring your designs to life with the basics of 3D printing in the library’s Maker Spot.
#WoWTalk Café | Thursday, May 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County, 3136 W. 4th St., Fort Worth | Free | Teens are invited for face-to-face time with their peers to talk about being strong-minded, make social connections, and get resources.
Gardening for Drought | Thursday, May 25 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Watauga Public Library, 7109 Whitley Rd., Watauga | Free | Summer is coming — get tips and tricks to make sure your garden lasts through the season.
Friday, May 26
John Wayne Day | Friday, May 26 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | John Wayne: An American Experience, 2501 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | $0-$23 | Enjoy extended hours of the exhibit on the Duke’s birthday.
Dino Dig | Friday, May 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Wedgwood, 3816 Kimberly Ln., Fort Worth | Free | Kids are invited to explore paleontology and get their hands dirty with fossils.
Grand Closing Party | Friday, May 26 | 6-9 p.m. | Love Texas Art, 501 Houston St., Fort Worth | Free | Don’t miss the last chance to tour the downtown art gallery.
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The Fort Worth Entrepreneurship Center is set to open in August in the Near Southside. Operated by the DEC Network with $500,000 in funding from the Fort Worth Local Development Corporation, the networking center will host workshops and mentorship events for new business owners. (Fort Worth Report)
A new industrial development is headed to the west side. According to a recent filing, Cinnamon Creek Industrial is an estimated $40 million project with 620,000 sqft of tilt-wall warehouse space. The project is set to break ground next year and be completed in 2025.
Things are looking good for the city’s debt obligations thanks to strong financial management, economic growth, and expanding tax base. Fort Worth recently received three high ratings from separate credit agencies that evaluated the city’s ability to pay bonds.
The Young Women’s Leadership Academy is celebrating a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate. The Fort Worth ISD school’s 56 graduates racked up $11.5 million in merit-based scholarships. (Fort Worth Report)
Calling pasta lovers — Rancho Loma will host a special brunch on Sunday, May 28. Gnocchi Dokie will be holding a pop-up with red velvet ricotta gnocchi, Mama Kat’s biscuits, deviled eggs, and lasagna from 1 to 4 p.m. Reserve a table.
GXO Logistics will lay off 105 employees from the Fort Worth Comcast facility starting Friday, June 30. Impacted employees — including material handlers, inventory specialists, clerks, and supply chain operations managers — will have the opportunity to transfer to other GXO sites.
Opal Lee is getting a new accolade. The Grandmother of Juneteenth will receive the Legend Award — recognizing her lifetime dedication to celebrating African culture through film, arts, and storytelling — from The African Film Festival on Saturday, June 3. Opal received the Founder’s Best award last year.
Turn misplaced keys into a thing of the past with the Apple AirTag. The button-sized tracking device can give you step-by-step directions to your lost keys (or phone…or wallet…) and has a battery life of one year. Pro tip: Put one in your checked luggage and never worry about lost baggage again.*
I want to send a huge shoutout to the new medical professionals who graduated from UNT Health Science Center yesterday — proud of all you’ve accomplished and excited for your next phase of life. We’re thankful for your talents and training that will support the health and wellness of our city and others. Congrats, y’all.