ROCKWALL – A special Memorial Day remembrance ceremony, an Andrews Sisters tribute concert by the Reveille Sisters, live demonstrations by Patriot Paws Service Dogs and a patriotic pet parade will highlight this year’s free annual event hosted by Rest Haven Funeral Homes, May 30, at 10 am, at Rest Haven Memorial Park, located at 2500 State Highway 66 East in Rockwall.
Local veteran and military groups, including the American Legion, Civil Air Patrol and the Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard will participate in the Remembrance Ceremony honoring veterans who have sacrificed their lives while serving our country. The concert this year will feature the Reveille Sisters -Amy Morton, Kathy Lawson and Anna Marie Warren – crowd-pleasing entertainers who have sung together for 13 years with a unique harmony reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters.
The Patriotic Pet Parade is a new addition to the event this year. Prizes will be given for the best pet costumes including Most Patriotic, Most Creative and Best Pet-Human Lookalike. Pets must be leashed, up to date on vaccinations, people friendly and non-aggressive. For pet parade guidelines and registration, please visit www.resthavenfuneral.com/who-we-are/community-events
After the concert, Rest Haven’s staff will be serving hot dogs, ice cream, contests and games for the kids – all free of charge. Fishing enthusiasts of all ages are invited to bring their fishing poles and tackle to enjoy catch-and-release fishing at the well-stocked pond.
The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be present at the event, and donors can register at www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor keyword: resthaven.
Seating under the big tent will be available, but lawn chairs are welcome and encouraged.
“My staff and I truly enjoy hosting this special day for the community every year,” Cain said. “We want everyone in Rockwall, Royse City, Rowlett and beyond to bring their patriotic pride, lawn chairs, fishing poles and appetites and experience Memorial Day at Rest Haven!” said Rest Haven owner Dwayne Cain.
“Not only have we added some very meaningful components to our patriotic ceremony this year, but folks can also look forward to great music, free hot dogs, patriotic puppies and, I’m happy to say, Blue Bell is back and we will be dishing it out!”
For more information contact Sharon Satterwhite at 972-771-8641. You can also follow this event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Rest-Haven-Funeral-Home-and-Memorial-Park.