Virtual Memorial Day Ceremonies
This year, the normal ceremonies commemorating Memorial Day will be held virtually. The 152nd National Memorial Day Observance to honor America’s fallen military service members at Arlington National Cemetery will be livestreamed Monday, May 25. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at 9 a.m. EST at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, hosted by Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper. Also, on Monday, Friends of the National World War II Memorial will host a virtual Memorial Day observance on their Facebook page, beginning at 9 a.m., and a private wreath-laying ceremony will follow at 9:30 a.m. The National Memorial Day Concert will not be held in person this year. However, there will be a special presentation with new performances and tributes, including a special tribute to all the men and women in uniform who are fighting against COVID-19. The 2020 National Memorial Day concert will be live on your local PBS station, on Sunday, May 24, at 8 p.m. EST, as well as PBS.org, YouTube, and Facebook. You can also enjoy The National Memorial Day Parade: America Stands Tall, an original television special featuring the story of our shared history, that will air on American Forces Network on Monday, May 25, at 2 p.m. EST, and on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC affiliate stations nationwide.