AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The unofficial beginning of summer is set to arrive on the High Plains with Memorial Day on Monday. The public holiday is meant to commemorate those in the United States Armed Forces who died in the line of duty and is often paired with both celebrations and the closings of schools and businesses.

MyHighPlains.com has compiled a list of notable events for Memorial Day, as well as notable closures, in the Amarillo community.

Memorial Day at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial Center

The Texas Panhandle War Memorial Center (TPWMC) will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30 at the War Memorial Veterans Park, located at 4111 S. Georgia.

Memorial Day at the Llano Cemetery

According to an announcement from the Llano Cemetery, community members can join in-person or online for its Memorial Day service, expected to be hosted at the cemetery at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day.

Organizers noted that Rodney Gonzalez of the Amarillo VA is set to appear as a guest speaker and that the service will include a performance by the Caprock High School JROTC, as well as a Cannon Salute by the First Texas Light Artillery.

Memorial Day at the Texas Air and Space Museum

Officials from the Texas Air and Space Museum announced they will host a Plane Picnic and an open house from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 30.

Memorial Day closings in Amarillo

City and County services

  • The City of Amarillo’s offices will be closed on Memorial Day, as well as all of the Amarillo Public Library branches
  • Amarillo City Transit will be closed
  • Amarillo City landfill and brush sites will be closed
    • Amarillo Solid Waste Schedule changes include:
      • Residential routes: Monday routes will be serviced on Tuesday and Wednesday
      • Commercial routes: Monday routes will be serviced on Tuesday
  • Potter County offices will be closed
  • Randall County offices will be closed

Open in Amarillo

Officials noted that the City of Amarillo golf complexes, Ross Rogers and Comanche Trail, will operate within normal hours on Memorial Day. Further, two of the city’s outdoor pools will be open:

  • Southeast Pool: Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thompson Park Pool: Noon to 3 p.m., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

School district closings

While the major school districts in the Amarillo area will have ended their school year before Memorial Day, multiple districts noted down staff holidays in their district calendars, including:

  • Amarillo ISD
  • Canyon ISD
  • Highland Park ISD

This story is developing. For the latest updates, check with MyHighPlains.com.