Memorial Day Event at Mt. Gilead

Event Honors Keller Texas Pioneers and Veterans

Memorial Day Commemoration at Historic Mt. Gilead Cemetery


Mt. Gilead Cemetery Association

Keller, Texas

Jimmy Lucas, jimmy@familyowned.net

Felix Mira, felix@freedomsouthake.com


Memorial Day Commemoration at Historic Mt. Gilead Cemetery

Event honors Keller, Texas Pioneers


Today, the Mt. Gilead Cemetery Association is announcing its yearly Mt. Gilead Memorial Day Event at the historic cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2016. The Rotary Club of Keller and the Golden Triangle Rotary Club are co-sponsors.


Each year, the Keller community is invited to come and honor those pioneers and veterans who are interred within its gates.


“This is an event that we, as a community, join together to not only celebrate the lives of these forefathers, but honor the hard work and sacrifices that brought them to Keller”, stated Jimmy Lucas. Mr. Lucas, along with Felix Mira are the co-chairs of this year’s event.


The schedule of events:

Beginning at 11am

  • Flag Raising - Troop 32
  • Invocation - TBD
  • Welcome and Introduction - Jimmy Lucas
  • Roll Call of Veterans in Cemetery - (Michael Patterson)
  • Speaker - Joyce Roach (history of Mt. Gilead Cemetery)
  • Speaker – Joe McCombs, Samantha Springs
  • Speaker – Ted Poling (Retired Texas Ranger)
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony - Troop 1910
  • Closing Remarks
  • Hot Dogs, Sweet Treats, Fellowship


This burial ground originally served a pioneer settlement of related families who migrated to the area from Missouri in 1847 as members of the Peters Colony. They were headed by a widow, Permelia Allen (d. 1866), who is buried here in an unmarked grave. This tract, adjacent to the Mount Gilead and School, was first owned by her sons-in-law Daniel Barcroft (1812-81) and Iraneous Neace (1816-79). The earliest marked gravesite is that of William Joyce (1836-54). Homemade grave markers here reflect the pioneer lifestyle the early settlers. (1981)


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Mt. Gilead Memorial Day Commemoration

Monday, May 30th, 11am

Keller Smithfield Road

Keller, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Agenda

  • Flag Raising - Troop 32

  • Invocation - TBD

  • Welcome and Introduction - Jimmy Lucas

  • Roll Call of Veterans in Cemetery - (Michael Patterson)

  • Speaker - Joyce Roach (history of Mt. Gilead Cemetery)

  • Speaker – Joe McCombs, Samantha Springs

  • Speaker – Ted Poling (Retired Texas Ranger)

  • Flag Retirement Ceremony - Troop 1910

  • Closing Remarks

  • Hot Dogs, Sweet Treats, Fellowship