Memorial Day is traditionally Opening Day at the Texas Pool. It is a day when our community gathers to celebrate freedom, to "Live Free and Swim Free." Yet, Memorial Day is so much more than that. At the Texas Pool, we are grateful for the warriors among us and to their families. We offer veterans, active duty, police and firefighters a discount on all memberships. We have a military honor bulletin board and a scavenger hunt that asks children to identify and thank those who have served. On Memorial Day, during the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 PM, everyone stops swimming to bow heads in solemn silence to remember our Nation's Heroes, those who died for our American Freedoms. This year with Miss Texas and Miss Texas American Beauty Plus, the Youth Trumpet and Taps Corps, local vocalist Julie Pham, Texas Pool Community Partners, the families of heroes, our veterans, Texas Pool members and the community we remember what it means to be free that that the cost of freedom never is.