Memorial Day Celebrations

WASHINGTON – The nation’s 154th National Memorial Day Wreath-Laying and Observance Program to honor America’s fallen will be live-streamed from Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) at noon EDT, Monday, May 30.

The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by an observance program hosted by the Department of Defense in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. A prelude by the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” will begin in the amphitheater at 11:15 a.m.

President Biden will lay the wreath at the ceremony, hosted by Maj. Gen. Patrick E. Matlock, Special Assistant to the Director of the Army Staff. Attendance at the wreath-laying ceremony will be limited to official participants only

The VA is proud to host public Memorial Day commemoration ceremonies at more than 120 of our national cemeteries this Memorial Day weekend. Please check out the listing below to find ceremony dates and start times for a cemetery near you.

Cemetery information, including address and phone number, can be found by clicking on the hyperlink in each cemetery’s name. We look forward to your company as we honor the patriotism and sacrifice of all those who have served in our nation’s armed forces.

Featuring all-star musical performances and tributes, the 33rd annual National Memorial Day Concert from PBS will air and stream on Sunday, May 29, 2022, honoring our men and women in uniform, Veterans, their families and all those who have given their lives for our country.

Veteran’s Legacy Memorial Concert, including a tribute to GEN Colin Powell

8 thoughts on “Memorial Day Celebrations”

  1. Wising you the same, Francisco. I have always loved Colin Powell. He lived at Ft Myer while I was the librarian there. While he did not use the library, his wife was a regular user. I did get to meet him a few times and while definitely human, he never disappointed.


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