Virginia Department of Veterans Services To HostFour Memorial Day Ceremonies Across Commonwealth on Monday, May 27

Ceremonies Scheduled at Virginia War Memorial in Richmond,

 And at State Veterans Cemeteries in Amelia, Dublin, and Suffolk

(RICHMOND) The Virginia Department of Veterans Services will host Memorial Day ceremonies at four locations across the Commonwealth on Monday, May 27, 2019, to honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.  Admission is free to all of these ceremonies and the public is encouraged to attend.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam will be the keynote speaker at the 63rd annual Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond.

The Virginia War Memorial ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., but attendees are encouraged to arrive 30-60 minutes early to allow plenty of time to park and find a seat.

There will also be a free concert of patriotic music performed by the Thomas Jefferson Cadet Corps Alumni Band and Friends at 2 p.m. in the Shrine of Memory.

Virginia’s three State Veterans Cemeteries – in Amelia, Dublin and Suffolk – will hold Memorial Day Ceremonies on Monday, May 27. An Avenue of Flags will placed at the cemetery entrance and all burial sites will be graced with an American flag.  Each ceremony will include special musical tributes to the fallen, the playing of Taps, a rifle salute, and the placing of memorial wreaths to honor those who gave their lives in service to the nation.  Cemetery offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. to assist visitors with gravesite location, general information, and the completion of cemetery pre-application forms for interested qualified veterans and family members.

Information, including the address of each cemetery and the time for each Memorial Day Ceremony is listed below. For driving directions and other details, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov/cemeteries.

Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia

Memorial Day Ceremony – 10 a.m. E.D.T.

10300 Pridesville Road

Amelia, VA 23002

804.561.1475

Keynote Speaker: Virginia Senator Amanda Chase (Senate District 11)

 

Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery

Memorial Day Ceremony- 9:30 a.m. E.D.T.

5550 Bagging Plant Road

Dublin. VA 24084

804.674.6983

Keynote Speaker: Virginia Delegate Nick Rush (House District 7)

 

Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

Memorial Day Ceremony – 10 a.m. E.D.T.

5310 Milners Road

Suffolk, VA 23434

757.255.7217

Keynote Speaker: Colonel Dale E. Hruby, USA (Ret.)

Co-hosted by American Legion, Post 88

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