Memorial Day Ceremony at the Women's Memorial

Special Event Notice
May 7, 2008
Contact:Public Relations
703-533-1155 • 800-222-2294
FAX 703-931-4208

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Women’s MemorialThe Women’s Memorial annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., May 26, 2008. The ceremony, one of the major Memorial Day programs in the nation’s capital, is free and open to the public and includes formal military honors, a keynote address and personal tributes to departed comrades. Members of the public are invited to join in the personal tribute segment of the program. The program will also include a special salute to the Navy Nurse Corps, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 13.

Also open at the Memorial in time for Memorial Day commemorative activities is The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute to Soldiers and Marines from the Civil War to the War in Iraq. On the fourth stop of a nationwide tour, this special exhibit features 116 photographs—taken by combat photojournalists and Pulitzer Prize winning photographers—that capture the courage, camaraderie, heroism and ultimate sacrifice of US soldiers and Marines from the Civil War to today’s wars. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 703-533-1155 or 800-222-2294. The Women’s Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, is readily accessible by Metro (Blue Line) and paid parking is available.

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is the nation’s only major memorial honoring all servicewomen, past, present and future. Featuring an exhibit gallery, theater and Register of women who have served, the Memorial is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily.