Memorial Day

Cindy Roller

Nearly 7,000 residents in Sulphur Springs were without power following strong thunderstorm winds that hit Memorial Day evening.

City Manager Marc Maxwell does not expect power to be restored Tuesday morning.

Winds in excess of 60 mph caused many downed trees across Hopkins County including disabling signal lights.

American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 salutes the American Flag during the Memorial Day program Saturday morning at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Despite the overcast skies in Delta County volunteers, including the local 4-H participants and Girl Scout troop, gathered to show their respect for this upcoming military holiday.

“This holiday was established to remember those who have fallen in service to Our Country,” said Red Henderson Post 483 Commander Gary Thompson at the program at Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper Saturday morning in honor of Memorial Day. “We not only honor those who have gone before us but those currently serving, as well.”

Families gather at local cemeteries in Delta County to honor the fallen.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It is time to pay tribute to the military in Delta County for the Memorial Day weekend. The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483, of Cooper, Texas, will again be placing flags on several cemeteries in the County.

“It should be a bit easier this year with all the recent rains,” noted Post Commander Gary Thompson, who has ordered 200 more American flags with pointed tips. “We have added the two cemeteries in Klondike for this year too.” In the past volunteers needed hammers for the dry land, and this year instead they might need mud boots.

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Veterans will be remembered today across Hunt County today.

Carry the Load

DALLAS - Dozens of walkers participating in a 1,700 mile journey from New York to Dallas were greeted over the weekend as they passed through the region.

Scott Harvey / KETR

COMMERCE - As part of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, volunteers have once again pitched in to make sure our veterans are never forgotten.

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