Memorial Day Weekend is often thought as the kick-off to summer with time spent enjoying family, friends and a little fun in the sun. Let’s not forget the meaning and history of this holiday and honor those who have and are currently serving their country.
Take time this weekend to enjoy events sponsored in your community. Check your local news for events and parades in your area. Remember to participate in National Moment of Remembrance and take a moment of silence on Monday at 3 p.m., your local time. Here are a few of the festivities around the country that are honoring those in the military.
- Navy Memorial — Saturday, May 29 at 11 a.m.
- Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally — Sunday, May 30 at noon
- PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert — Sunday, May 30 at 8 p.m.
- World War II Memorial — Monday, May 31 at 9 a.m.
- Air Force Memorial — Monday, May 31 at 9 a.m.
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial — Monday, May 31 at 1 p.m.
- National Memorial Day Parade — Monday, May 31 at 2 p.m.
Los Angeles, California
- Queen Mary Salutes U.S. Military Personnel — Saturday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Patriotic Memorial Day Programs at Forest Lawn — Monday, May 31. Times vary by location
- Memorial Day Parade — Saturday, May 29 at noon
- President Obama speaks at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery — Monday, May 31. Time TBD.
- Memorial Day Parade — Monday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. at City Hall
- Memorial Day Parade Ceremony — Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at Ames Municipal Cemetery
- Fly-Over by Iowa Air National Guard — Monday May 31 at 11:21 a.m.
- Roswell Remembers — Monday, May 31
- Memorial Day Air Show — Wednesday, May 26 through May 31 at the Columbia Regional Airport
- Salute to Veterans Parade — Monday, May 31 at 9:55 a.m. in The District
Battleship, North Carolina
- 45th Annual Memorial Day Observance — Monday, May 31 at 5:45 p.m.
- Seattle Veterans Museum — Saturday, May 29 through Monday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Remember Me — Saturday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Sunnyside Nursery
- Memorial Day Panel at Museum of Flight — Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m.
- Memorial Day Program at Museum of Flight — Monday, May 31 at noon
- Edmonds Memorial Day Ceremony — Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m.
- Paul G. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection Memorial Day Forum — Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m.
- American Legion Memorial Day — Monday, May 31 at 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 123