The unofficial start to the summer season starts this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Whether you're heading to the lakes or grilling outside at your home, let's not forget what this weekend is truly about: our veterans who lost their lives defending our freedom.There will be Four Memorial Day services in Texarkana this weekend. The first on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m at East Memorial Gardens, on Highway 67 East just past the Airport. The second service will be Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at the Miller County Courthouse. Following that service, the annual Memorial Day Walk will take them to the Korea/Vietnam Memorial where the Vietnam Veterans of America #278 will host the event at 11:45 a.m.

Texarkana Funeral Home will host the last service of the day at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Highway 67 West.

For more information on all the services call (870) 773-8279 or email

This weekend have a safe and happy Memorial Day and don't forget to fly your American flag proudly.

Here's a couple of tribute videos from YouTube.