By TSB Community Contributor
Ralph French, Chairman of the McKinney Armed Services Memorial Board, has announced that a new tradition will begin at the Collin County Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney, with the first annual Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony.
The event will take place Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m., when Gold Star Mothers Gina Trovillian and Jackie Hlastan will dedicate two wreaths in honor of the 350 names inscribed on the Wall of Honor, the Collin County heroes who have given their lives in the service of our country.
Vietnam Veteran, R. D. Foster, who was instrumental in the creation of the Memorial, will host the ceremony. French explained that by holding the event on Saturday, it will allow the wreaths to be displayed throughout the Memorial Day weekend, when a record number of visitors are expected to visit the Memorial, which was dedicated November 11, 2011.