Memorial Day ceremony set for SW VA Veterans Cemetery in Dublin

Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin

Hosting Annual Memorial Day Ceremony,

Monday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m.


  • Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at state veterans cemetery
  • Honoring and remembering all men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending Virginia and our Nation from the Revolutionary War to today
  • Free admission. Public invited and encouraged to attend


  • Monday, May 27
  • 9:30 a.m. EDT
  • Reception to follow ceremony


  • Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery
  • 5550 Bagging Plant Road
  • Dublin, VA 24084
  • Detailed driving directions at
  • Free parking on site


  • Keynote speaker: The Honorable Nick Rush, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Welcome: Ben Crawford, Blacksburg
  • Roll Call of Veterans: Colonel Patience Larkin, USAF (Ret.)
  • Invocation and Benediction: Chaplain James Tollier, DAV, Chapter #29, Christiansburg
  • Colors: Carroll County High School JROTC cadets
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Dan Grubb, BSA Troop 249, Pulaski
  • Music: (National Anthem) Beth Shelor, Dublin; (Amazing Grace) Andrew Shields Meeks, Grayson County
  • Music: Amelia County High School Choral Ensemble and 29th Division Band, Virginia National Guard
  • Wreath laying: Veteran Service Organizations and Special Guests