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2018 Watermelon Run for the Fallen Events

(subject to change up to the start of the event.)
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Run/Walk/Roll Opening Activities (starting at 6:30am)

  • Police escorted Motorcycle Entry: Motorcyclists from all over Texas will start the day’s events.
  • Live music preformed by Ziggy Moonshine and the Bootleggers
  • Lone Star Freedom Flight precision flight demonstration (7:30a)

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  • Sky divers including Jay Stokes drop in with a 3,500sq ft. American flag
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Swearing in of military recruits
  • Honors rendered to Gold Star families
  • 5K begins with 2 laps around the track then the “Journey of Remembrance”

General Activities (starting at 8:30am)

  • Emmy Award winner Darby Ledbetter and the Band of Brothers in concert.
  •  Display of Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall1013898_10151773647703885_1391745630_n
  • Roll Call of every Texan killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom I & II, Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Display Artist Ken “Dauber” Pridgeon’s renditions of fallen Texans
  • Static military displays by Marine, Army, Army Reserve, Navy, Texas Army National Guard,  Air Force, Coast Guard
  •  Texas A&M Rock Climbing Wall
  • BBQ provided by Air Products, Deer Park, Texas
  • Watermelon provided by Diiorio’s Farm and Roadside Market
  • Snow cones provided by the Rock Island 4-H

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