Memorial Day Events & Celebrations

What is Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day devoted to remember the people who spent their whole life serving the country. It is the day to pay tribute to the veterans and renowned Americans by making a trip to the monuments in Washington, DC. The Memorial Day weekend indicates that the busy summer season has begun and it is the time to make the moments memorable with family friendly celebrations and unique services. The Memorial Day is celebrated on last Monday of May every year. In the year 2015 it is being celebrated on last monday of May which is on 30th only. So many events at different locations have been scheduled to mark the occasion.

Memorial Day 2016 Events by State


Other Events to be held on Memorial Day

Apart from the above events, other events lined up to be celebrated are:

  • GI Film Festival
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Navy Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Air Force Memorial

In Maryland and Virginia people will celebrate the Memorial Day with lots of enthusiasm. The programmes lined up for the celebration are:

  • Hometown Holidays
  • Viva Vienna
  • Summer Blast Off! "The President's Own" in Wolf Trap Farm Park
  • Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon
  • Memorial Day Jazz Festival at Fort Ward Park, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Falls Church Memorial Day Parade
  • Delaplane Strawberry Festival
  • Chestertown Tea Party Festival

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