On Monday, East Texans will gather across the area to honor Memorial Day.

In Winnsboro, American Legion Post 340 will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m.

At 11:30 a.m. Monday a ceremony will be held on the grounds of the Wood County Courthouse. The program will consist of a speaker, flag ceremony, ands the playing of taps. This program will last about 25 minutes.

In Van Zandt County, the Veterans Memorial will host several events this weekend. The events will begin with the help of the new Applebee's in Canton with a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the Veterans Museum and Visitors Center, Northeast Texas Co-op in Canton and Bass Productions in Wills Point or may be purchased at Applebee's on the day of the event for

10 dollars. On Monday, the Memorial Day Celebration will be held at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Canton at 10:30 a.m. The event will feature the Canton High School band, the Canton Police Honor Guard, and more.

Local city and government offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Holiday.