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Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Commemoration
May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. On this day, the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military are honored. Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
In recognition of Memorial Day, a brief ceremony will be held at WVMP;s Flag Pavilion. The ceremony will include:
- Flag-lined entry sidewalk to the Park’s Flag Pavilion
- Introduction and opening remarks
- Chaplain invocation
- Speaker (TBD)
- Color guard presentation of The Colors
- 21-gun salute
- “Taps” played on the trumpet