Celebrating Memorial Day weekend on the square
Celebrating Memorial Day weekend on the square in Granbury is a family tradition for some. For others it is a time to commemorate their child hood friends that did not make it home from battle. J.C. Campbell sat while being interviewed on Fox 4 news. He tells of his shipmates that did not make it home. Men that he never personally met but he never forgot. They were shipmates on the battle ship USS Frank E. Evans
“Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day – Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, whereas Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance celebrated earlier in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military”.
On this Memorial Day, more than 150 years since the end of the Civil War we should remember as J.C. Campbell put it. “All gave some, some gave all”. “Perhaps now more than ever, we need to remember the past and use it as inspiration for the future”.
Memorial day activities on the Square
Unfortunately opening ceremonies on Saturday were cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with City officials. Fortunately the HGMA kicked off summer with last minute entries for the Kids Patriotic Beauty Contest.
Shortly after the the beauty contest the pie eating contest started. Brayson showed no mercy to his competitors, knocking out an apple pie in less than 5 minutes. He did have some crust left but the other participants barely made a dent in comparison.
Hot weather and direct sun light helped this vendor sale their hats. However the heat may have been a contributing factor in slow but steady crowds on both Saturday and Sunday.
Shady spots and the snow cone stand were very popular with the memorial day crowds.