Upcoming U.S. Military Memorial Day Events

Published May 26, 2011 4:54 PM by The Maritime Executive

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, to be followed by an observance program hosted by the Department of Defense in Arlington's Memorial Amphitheater. A prelude by the U.S. Marine Band will begin in the amphitheater at 10:30 a.m.

The annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America's fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 30 at Arlington National Cemetery at 11am.

For additional details, call the Public Affairs Office for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at 202-685-4645.


U.S. Navy

Memorial Day Weekend Events featuring Rolling Thunder, a performance by the  Rock Band Fourmanchu, commemorative wreathlayings and a traditional Navajo dance.

Saturday, May 28
Rolling Thunder Rolls onto Pennsylvania Avenue!

11:00 a.m. - Rolling Thunder National’s Commemorative Wreathlaying,  with guest speaker retired Capt. Charles “Sneakers” Nesby, former naval aviator, followed by Rolling Thunder New Jersey Chapter 2 wreathlaying

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Live performance by the rock band “Fourmanchu,” four veterans who provide a “smooth cocktail of soul-infused rock”
2:00 p.m. – sunset - Black Creek Gourd Society - Honor Gourd Dance For Veterans (Rolling Thunder attendees and other Society members to perform)

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day holiday
10 a.m. - Fleet Reserve Association Wreathlaying – with audience participation

1:00 p.m. - Naval District Washington's Wreathlaying ceremony

2:00-4:00 p.m. - Memorial Day Parade


U.S. Marine Corps

Memorial Day Ceremony at the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial
Monday, May 30th, 2011
2:00 PM, weather permitting
Located at the intersection of Highways 6 & 40
Golden, Colorado


U.S. Air Force

AFA & AFSA Host Memorial Day Ceremony at Air Force Memorial in Arlington.

The Air Force Association and the Air Force Sergeants Association invite the public to join a commemorative Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Air Force Memorial.