Come to Veterans Memorial Park at 10 a.m. May 26 for the City of McKinney Memorial Day Wreath-laying Ceremony. The ceremony will honor Gold Star Families, and new name inductions will be included that span the Mexican War of 1846 to the Vietnam war.
A color guard from McKinney High School marine JROTC will present colors, and bagpipe music will be provided by the Collin County Sheriff's Office.
The event is sponsored by the Armed Services Memorial Board of McKinney
Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney
Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney is located on a half-acre site in Van Tuyl Plaza at Craig Ranch. It features a Wall of Honor with the inscribed names of Collin County servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of our freedom, while it honors all veterans. A lighted American flag flies 24 hours a day over the wall. A fountain at the base of the flagpole symbolically waters Shumard Red Oak trees (water restrictions
allowing) representing each branch of the Armed Services. A ribbon-like walkway extends from one end to the other.
The park broke ground Wednesday, February 16, 2011 in an on-site ceremony. It was completed for an opening ceremony on Veterans Day 2011.