Local Memorial Day observations, city pools to open
By LYNETTE SOWELL
Two groups in Copperas Cove will remember the fallen who gave their lives in service of the United States of America. On Memorial Day at 10 a.m., members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 will gather for their annual ceremony at the Copperas Cove cemetery to pay their respects. All are invited to attend.
Then at 2 p.m., Star Group – Veterans Helping Veterans will hold its annual wreath laying at the group’s headquarters, located at 202 S. 4th St.
Local veterans groups have been invited to join in and present wreaths as well. Lunch will be served immediately following the ceremony at headquarters.
Coinciding with Memorial Day weekend, the City of Copperas Cove’s swimming pools will be open today and tomorrow. Regular summer hours start June 5 and go through August 19. The City Park pool is open daily from noon until 7 p.m. and is closed on Mondays. South Park pool is open daily noon until 5 p.m. and is closed Tuesdays. Daily admission is free for all children under 2, $3 for residents ages 2-49, $2 for all seniors ages 50-64, and free to all seniors 65+. Non-resident daily admission is $5 for ages 2-49. The Parks & Recreation Department also sells summer passes that can be used at all City pools. For more information regarding Aquatics, please contact the Parks and Recreation Office at (254) 542-2719.