Memorial Day is a national holiday to honor the service of our military men and women, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. In Washington, DC there are several wreath-laying ceremonies and other events in honor of these veterans.
Arlington National Cemetery
At 10 a.m., 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. This ceremony will be followed by an observance program in Memorial Amphitheater, hosted by the Department of Defense. This event is closed to the public.
Monday, May 31, 2021
Rolling Thunder/Rolling to Remember
On May 30, 2021, Rolling to Remember will conduct a motorcycle demonstration to raise awareness of the critical issues facing our nation’s veterans and demand action for the 82,000 service members missing, as well as raise awareness of the 22 veterans who die by suicide each day.
National Memorial Day Concert
Watch on your local PBS station
Sunday, May 30, 2021
National Memorial Day Parade
The 2021 National Memorial Day Parade will premiere the weekend of Memorial Day – May 29-31 – nationwide on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW stations, and to our military personnel worldwide on American Forces Network.