Lt. Gov. Fairfax to speak at 62nd memorial ceremony
5/27/2018, 10:16 a.m.
Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax will be the keynote speaker at Virginia’s 62nd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, May 28, at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St.
The ceremony honors veterans who gave their lives to preserve America’s freedoms from the Revolutionary War through today.
The event is co-hosted by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the American Legion’s 11th District.
Also participating in the ceremony will be Carlos Hopkins, state secretary of veterans and defense affairs; Commander Thomas E. Lee III of the American Legion; and Clay Mountcastle, director of the Virginia War Memorial.
Music will be performed by the 392nd Army Band Ensemble from Fort Lee, Christian Strom Burks, the St. Andrew’s Legion Pipes and Drums and Bugles Over America.
There also will be a rifle salute by the James M. Slay Detachment, #329 Marine Corps League.
A wreath-laying ceremony will be followed by a concert by the Thomas Jefferson Alumni Cadet Corps and Friends Band.
The ceremony is open to the public.