Remember, Respect and Rise for Our Nation’s Heroes This Memorial Day Weekend

Special Memorial Day Weekend of Events benefiting the National Medal of Honor Museum in partnership with Carry The Load, Texas Department of Agriculture, and more at Lone Star Park and Texas Live!

May 29-May 30, 2021

ARLINGTON, TX – (May 19, 2021) – This Memorial Day celebrate the special weekend by remembering its true purpose: recognizing the service and sacrifice of military servicemembers by honoring the fallen. This three-day weekend is focused on raising awareness and money to help build the National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington, Texas with events at Texas Live! and Lone Star Park.   The weekend’s activities include FUNdraising and entertainment with live thoroughbred racing at Lone Star Park, and live music at Texas Live!, the Texas Rangers Watch Party, and a special opportunity to participate in Carry The Load’s 10th Year of Honoring Our Heroes inaugural relay event in Arlington.

“Telling the stories of our nation’s bravest military heroes is critical if future generations of Americans are to understand the enormous sacrifice made by so many for our freedoms,” said National Medal of Honor Museum President and CEO James Connors. “Many Medal of Honor recipients made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, and we’re honored to be surrounded by so many partners, community leaders and patriotic Americans who are eager to help us raise awareness and money as we work to build the National Medal of Honor Museum right here in Arlington.”

“In 2011, Carry The Load was born out of frustration for what felt like a nation had forgotten the meaning of Memorial Day,” says Stephen Holley, co-founder, president and CEO of Carry The Load and veteran U.S. Navy SEAL. “Today, I’m proud that Carry The Load is a part of this event for the National Medal of Honor Museum at Texas Live! to give its patrons a way to honor and remember our nation’s heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.”

“Texas veterans have always shared a special connection with our farmers and ranchers,” said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.  “Both are uncommonly tough, patriotic and devoted to a cause greater than themselves.  As Texas Agriculture Commissioner, I am proud to join the events at Lone Star Park this Memorial Day to honor our veterans and support a great cause like the National Medal of Honor Museum.  We must never forget the valor and sacrifice of the men and women who have given so much to protect our freedom and our American way of life.”

“Lone Star Park is honored to be associated with the National Medal of Honor Museum and looking forward to bringing awareness to such a great organization” said Kent Slabotsky, Vice President of Operations for Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. “We look forward to honoring some real American heroes Memorial Day weekend and raising money for the museum.”

“We’re honored to be the destination for so many meaningful and exciting events in North Texas this Memorial Day,” said Jim Watry, Chief Operating Officer for Texas Live! “Being an active part of the community is at the heart of Texas Live!, so helping to build awareness and funding for the National Medal of Honor Museum is a true honor,” he said.

Schedule of Events for Building a Home for America’s Heroes Weekend: 

Friday, May 28: 

CASEY DONAHEW CONCERT (Doors open at 6 pm)

Kick off the weekend with a special limited capacity concert with Casey Donahew in the Arlington Backyard at Texas Live! 

Tickets start at $20

TEXAS RANGERS WATCH PARTY EXPERIENCE (Game begins at 9:10 pm)

See the Texas Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners at the Official Texas Rangers Watch Party on the 100 ft. screen in Live Arena!  Each ticket includes a seat to the Official Watch Party for the Rangers vs. Seattle game, a limited-edition National Medal of Honor Museum Hat, and a swag gift bag. Tickets are $25 for each seat and a portion of each ticket sold will go to support the National Medal of Honor Museum.

Saturday, May 29:

LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING AT LONE STAR PARK (Gates open at 1 pm)

Patriotism shines bright at Lone Star Park this Memorial Day weekend as we help raise awareness and funds for the National Medal of Honor Museum.  Gates Open at 1 pm with First Live Race at 2:35 pm. General Admission is $5 and General Parking is free.

CARRY THE LOAD RELAY (starts at 4 pm at Texas Live!)

Show your support for Carry The Load as the National Relay team walks through Texas Live! along its 15,500-mile journey across the U.S. to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day. Carry The Load is non-profit organization that provides active ways to connect Americans to the sacrifices of our nation’s military, veterans, first responders and their families.

TEXAS RANGERS WATCH PARTY EXPERIENCE (Game begins at 9:10 pm)

See the Texas Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners at the Official Texas Rangers Watch Party on the 100 ft. screen in Live Arena!  Each ticket includes a seat to the Official Watch Party for the Rangers vs. Seattle game, a limited-edition National Medal of Honor Museum Hat, and a swag gift bag. Tickets are $25 for each seat and a portion of each ticket sold will go to support the National Medal of Honor Museum.

Sunday, May 30: 

TEXAS RANGERS WATCH PARTY EXPERIENCE (Game begins at 3:10 pm)

See the Texas Rangers take on the Seattle Mariners at the Official Texas Rangers Watch Party on the 100 ft. screen in Live Arena!  Each ticket includes a seat to the Official Watch Party for the Rangers vs. Seattle game, a limited-edition National Medal of Honor Museum Hat, and a swag gift bag. Tickets are $25 for each seat and a portion of each ticket sold will go to support the National Medal of Honor Museum.

Fundraising for the Medal of Honor Museum will continue throughout the weekend. Those unable to attend any of the activities may participate by donating at mohmuseum.org throughout Memorial Day, May 31, 2021. For more information visit https://mohmuseum.org/memorial-day-2021.