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2019 Memorial Day Ceremonies

National Cemetery Administration will host Memorial Day ceremonies at VA national cemeteries across the country with the help of local communities. Each cemetery and community will add their own special touch of patriotism and “thanks” during the events.

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 27 in 2019). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while on active duty. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

This listing is in alphabetic order by state. Please note that there is not a VA national cemetery in every state. Times listed are local times. Ceremony dates and times are subject to last minute changes, and it is always a good idea to contact the cemetery directly.

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