Monday, May 16, 2011

Memorial Day Ceremony at Air Force Memorial

AFA and the Air Force Sergeants Association will be hosting a commemorative Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Air Force Memorial. The two associations host this event each year, as we recognize and pay tribute to the many airmen, soldiers, marines and sailors who have died in service to our nation. A wreath will be placed at the Memorial on this day of remembrance in honor of the many generations of military heroes.

The Memorial Day ceremony serves as an opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude to the nation’s millions of veterans. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy will be the keynote speaker of the ceremony. Planned activities include the national anthem, invocation, speeches, the laying of the wreath and the sounding of Taps. 

All military, veterans and civilians are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be an opportunity available for individuals and organizations to lay smaller wreaths and/or flowers in memory of their family, friends and organizational members. Call or e-mail the Air Force Memorial Office, 703.979.0674 or with questions or for wreath ordering suggestions.

The Air Force Memorial is dedicated to the Men and Women of the United States Air Force and its Heritage Organizations. It symbolizes the national place of pride, reverence and remembrance located just outside the nation’s capital, in Arlington, Virginia. (Directions can be found online here.)

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