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Texas State Railroad 16th Annual Memorial Day Salute to the Armed Forces
All Aboard! The Texas State Railroad presents the 16th Annual Memorial Day Salute to the Armed Forces. This year’s event has been expanded to three days Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 23, 24 & 25 of Memorial Day weekend.
This year’s highlight is the travelling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and its accompanying Cost of Freedom Tribute.
The event will also showcase military re-enactment groups, living history exhibits, static military exhibits, booths by military support groups, equipment displays by first responders, booths by paid vendors, food vendors, a children’s activity area andView more
Lone Star Premium Price – $30 for adults, $20 for children 2-12 (children under age 2 ride for free!) and $27 for seniors.
Standard Price – $20 for adults, $15 for children 2-12 (children under age 2 ride for free!) and $18 for seniors.
Current and former military with ID ride for free.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
Each day will begin at 9am with a flag raising ceremony including an honor guard, prayer and speaker. Each day will end at 5pm with a lowering of the colors.
The Patriot Train departs at 10am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm each day for a short, (approximately 1-hour) roundtrip run to the Jarvis Wye and back.
The AVTT Traveling Wall will arrive on Wednesday, May 21. At 3pm, The Patriot Guard and other groups will escort The Wall on its five mile route from the Palestine Mall parking lot to the Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot. Setup for The Wall will begin at 8am on Thursday. Once it is set up it will be available for viewing 24/7 at the Palestine Depot until take-down begins at 8am on Monday, May 26.
Park Road 70, US Hwy 84 East, Palestine, TX 75801