Activities will begin at 4:00 p.m. with living history programs. Interpreters in period U.S. and Mexican uniforms will demonstrate camp life, weapons, and drills of the U.S.-Mexican War era.
The memorial program commences at 5 p.m. with a short ceremony to remember the veterans of the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. The lighting of luminaria will follow at sunset, about 5:30 p.m.. The public is invited to come and observe, but the lighting is intended to be a participatory event. Visitors over the age of 12 are encouraged to bring a grill lighter and assist with the lighting of the candles.
The event takes place at the Resaca de la Palma Battlefield, 1024 Paredes Line Road in Brownsville (north of the Price Road Intersection).