The greater Baytown area will host several Memorial Day events to honor fallen military members. 

In Baytown, the city will honor soldiers at Veterans Memorial Plaza at Bicentennial Park, 1001 Market St. 

The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Monday and is open to the public.  

The Master of Ceremonies will be Jerry Johnson, of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 912 and the Baytown Veterans Honor Guard will give a presentation of the colors. 

After the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, led by Richard Romolo of VFW Post 912, the invocation will be given by Donald Cunningham.   

Baytown Mayor Brandon Capetillo, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, will say a few words and welcome guests, which will be followed a presentation of Ronald Reagan’s Memorial Day speech. 

Guest speaker Major General Maynard “Sandy” Sanders, who is retired from the U.S. Army, will then say a few words before the placing of wreaths, honoring over 100 fallen veterans from the Baytown area that served in World War I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

The ceremony will close with “Amazing Grace,” benediction and Taps played by Baytown Veterans Honor Guard. 

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In addition to Baytown, Sterling White Funeral Home and Cemetery, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., will host a ceremony and community picnic at 10 a.m. Monday. 

Retired Army Master Sgt. Joe Briscoe will be this year’s guest speaker while American Legion Post 658 will announce all of the names of the deceased veterans that were buried this year.   

The Crosby JROTC will also be in attendance and participating in various ways, along with Boy Scout Troop 107 and Cub Scout Pack 264 Den 1 from Baytown. 

Pastor Jerry Hovator will also say a few words. 

A picnic will follow the ceremony and the National United States Armed Forces Museum of Texas will have trucks and helicopter on display. 

For more information, call 281-426-3555. 

In Dayton, Sterling Funeral Homes will also host a Memorial Day ceremony from 10 to noon at Palms Memorial Park, 2421 Texas 146. 

A reception will immediately follow at the American Legion Hall on Highway 146 in Dayton next to Palms Cemetery. 

For more information, call 936-258-2678. 

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