MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS - Memorial Day events begin Saturday in Wise County. Let Freedom Ring is 11 a.m. Saturday at Elm Creek Park in Alvord. The Alvord High School band will perform, and there will be National Guard and fire department equipment on display. Speakers include Bill Cleveland, pastor of First Baptist Church in Alvord; Phil Bloomer, retired military; and Jim Bloomer, who is currently serving in the military. Free hot dogs will be served, and desserts will be sold to benefit the Alvord Library Fund. A roll call to honor all past and present veterans is at 1 p.m. Brick forms will also be available. For more information, call Vic Czerniak at (817) 253-0493 or Ron Taylor at (940) 389-1820. A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Rhome Veteran's Park. A festival at the Family Park starts at noon and will feature free hot dogs, drinks, live entertainment and a bounce house. Snow cones will be sold. The Wise County Veterans Group will conduct its annual Memorial Day program 10 a.m. Monday at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park, 406 N. Trinity, in Decatur. Guest speaker is U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, and special recognition will be given to World War II veterans in the group.