Memorial Day is more important than just a day off to head to the beach, grill in the backyard or, head to the next big sale. It's time to honor our nation's veterans who gave their lives for our great country. Here are a few tributes planned for Monday that you're invited to.

At 7:30 a.m. on the Victoria Courthouse steps, the Victoria Veterans Council will bless flags that will be distributed to 32 area locations.

At 11:00 a.m., the public is invited to the Field of Honor next to Parkway Baptist Church at 4802 John Stockbauer for a wreath laying ceremony by the Victoria Veterans Council organizations.

Field of Honor closing ceremonies are set for 7:30 p.m. at the Field of Honor. Events include a Toast of the Coast, a performance by the Crossroads Community Band, a Warrior's Weekend document called 'Return To Honor,' and the Field of Honor inactivation with the playing of 'Taps.'

There are other events set for elsewhere in the Crossroads and those can be found in the Victoria Advocate.