Garland, Texas - November 2, 2011 - As part of the Veteran's Day activities in Garland, the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department will commemorate the thirty one Garland residents who were killed in action during World War II. The plaque dedication ceremony will start at 5 p.m. at the Veteran's Tribute Garden on the grounds of the Senior Activity Center, 600 West Ave. A.
Several World War II veterans from the Garland area will attend the ceremony, including a Medal of Honor recipient, a survivor of the Battan Death March and a retired general. City of Garland Council member Rick Williams, a Vietnam War Veteran, will host the ceremony. Fireforce, the Garland Fire Department quartet, will sing the National Anthem before the plaque is unveiled. World War II veteran Jack McPherson will unveil the memorial plaque and Council member Williams will read the names of the thirty one heroes who gave their lives for freedom. The ceremony will close with the lowering of the American flag and playing of taps.
Later that evening, Debbie Reynolds will perform to a sellout audience at the first of two shows at the Granville Arts Center. The beloved entertainer will bring music and comedy from her successful nightclub act to the Garland stage. Although Friday's show is sold out, tickets for the Saturday evening performance are still available at the Arts Center Box Office, 972-205-2790.
For more information about Garland's Veteran's Day events, call 972-205-2882 or visit garlandparks.com.