Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day, and you're invited to help honor those who gave all for their nation during a special ceremony at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

The program will begin at 10 AM and feature a keynote address from Fort Hood First Cavalry Division Commander Major General Paul Calvert, mayoral proclamations, the traditional wreath laying, and a 21-gun salute.

The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery is located at 11463 State Highway 195 in Killeen. If you've never visited, this is a good opportunity to witness the beauty of the memorials and pay your respects to the veterans laid to rest at this hallowed ground.

Many businesses will be giving employees the day off for Memorial Day. There's nothing wrong with spending time with family that day, cooking out, and enjoying the great privileges we enjoy as Americans, but we hope you'll take some time to remember what the day is really about. A great many people laid down their lives to ensure we can enjoy this American way of life, and they should never be forgotten.