The American Legion suggests lighting candles for Memorial Day:
A red candle to remember the bloodshed in battle for the protection of our freedoms.
A white candle to keep our POWs/MIAs ever in our thoughts and prayers as we await their return home.
A blue candle to salute the memories of those who made it home but are no longer with us.
Due to the Coronavirus, Memorial Day Events in the United States will be modified in 2020.
Please see below virtual dates and times for events in Washington, DC.
National Memorial Day Concert:
The concert can be viewed Sunday, 24 May from 8pm-9:30pm EST, on PBS.
Please check your local listing for time.
Memorial Day Virtual Event: 25 May @ 11am-12pm
Please check the WWII website for link and details.
Virtual event at The Wall:
25 May at 1pm EST, live webcast. www.vvmf.org/alwaysremember
Women in Memorial Service for America (WIMSA):
Monday, 25 May @ 4pm: Women’s Memorial Facebook Page
Virtual Dedication of Korean War Memorials in all 50 States and US Territories:
www.KoreanWarMemorials.com This site embargoed until 22 May.
Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater:
On 15 May 2020, Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater celebrated its 100th anniversary. www.ArlingtonCemetery.mil/Memorial-Amphitheater-100
Arlington National Cemetery remains open only to family pass holders during the Memorial Day weekend. For more info regarding Arlington National Cemetery: www.arlingtoncemetery.mil
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**The Government Relations Committee (GRC) and Lars Anderson, GSW DC Advocate.