Planning is well underway for the Texas State Railroadâ€™s 16th annual Salute to the Armed Forces event, scheduled for May 23 to25, Memorial Day weekend. The purpose of this event is to pay tribute to all those who serve or have served in the military.
This yearâ€™s event will feature the traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and its accompanying Cost of Freedom Tribute. The event also will showcase military re-enactment groups, living history exhibits, static military exhibits, booths by military support groups, booths by paid vendors, food vendors, a childrenâ€™s activity area and much more.
In addition, there will be three short train rides per day during this three-day event. All current and former military with ID can ride the train for free.
Booths are available at no charge to nonprofit entities. For-profit entities have the option of purchasing an open-air booth for a fee of $50 for the three days, or a booth under a large event tent for a fee of $75 for the three days. This is a family-friendly event and the railroad reserves the right to decline applications.
All participants in this event must register in advance with the event director and submit the required paperwork and any applicable fees no later than two weeks in advance of the event. Forms and more information can be found on the Texas State Railroadâ€™s website at: www.texasstaterr.com/ exhibitors.php.