Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memorial Day at the Air Force Memorial

It's that time of year again!

AFA and the Air Force Sergeants Association invite the public to join a commemorative Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony at 9 a.m., Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Air Force Memorial. 

Memorial Day recognizes and pays tribute to the many airmen, soldiers, marines and sailors who have died in service to our nation. This annual event serves as an opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude to the nation’s millions of veterans. A wreath will be placed at the Memorial on this day of remembrance in honor of the many generations of military heroes. 

Chief Master Sergeant Scott A. Fuller will be the keynote speaker of the ceremony. CMSgt Fuller is dual-hatted as the Command Chief Master Sergeant of both Air Force District of Washington and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
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 afmf@airforcememorial.org, with questions or for wreath ordering suggestions. 

About the Memorial: 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 at www.airforcememorial.org.

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