Space Memorial Day occasions to honor U.S. service members – Staunton Information Chief


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Memorial Day remembrance 2017 in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park, Monday, Could 29, 2017. (Picture: David Fritz/The Information Chief)

Memorial Day is an American federal vacation noticed on the final Monday of Could. Previously generally known as Ornament Day, it commemorates U.S. service members who died whereas on lively responsibility.

First enacted to honor union and accomplice troopers following the Civil Battle, it was prolonged after World Battle I to honor Individuals who’ve died in all wars.

VSW and American Legion Publish might be distributing poppies, which is the normal flower of remembrance, at retailer areas within the space all through the weekend. 

In observance of Memorial Day, listed here are locations in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County the place you may honor veterans and fallen service members.


Neighborhood Memorial Day Ceremony

Veterans of Overseas WarsAmerican LegionDaughters of the American RevolutionSons of the American Revolution

The general public is invited to collect at 10 a.m. Monday, Could 27, on the Gypsy Hill Park bandstand to position a wreath and pay homage to veterans and fallen service members in observance of Memorial Day. Stonewall Brigade Band will play music to commemorate the vacation.

“It’s really not sufficient, but when it could actually carry our veterans up entrance and middle to the general public then we now have achieved our aim,” says Helen Willard, regent for the Col. Thomas Hughart Chapter of Nationwide Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Flags In Ceremony

Staunton Nationwide Cemetery

Staunton Nationwide Cemetery, situated at 901 Richmond Ave., might be inserting flags in entrance of the graves of fallen service members at 11 a.m. Friday, Could 24. 

Listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations in 1996, Staunton Nationwide Cemetery was designated a nationwide cemetery in Sept. 1868. Unique interments had been the stays from cemeteries in Staunton, Cross Keys, Port Republic and Waynesboro. Of the unique 749 interments, 518 had been unknown.

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A round design in an iron fence highlights graves with flags the weekend simply earlier than Memorial Day on the Staunton Nationwide Cemetery in 2009. (Picture: Mike Tripp/The Information Chief)

Accomplice Memorial Service

Thornrose Cemetery

The J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy invitations the general public to the 2019 Accomplice Memorial Service 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Could 26, on the Accomplice Monument in Thornrose Cemetery.

This yr’s observance options an handle from 1st Lt. Commander Walter Wilson III and Col. D.H. Lee Martz Camp, Sons of Accomplice Veterans.

The occasion highlights interval hymn alternatives and appearances by Accomplice regiments of re-enactors. Deliver a garden chair or blanket. Refreshments served. 

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Vettes Four Veterans

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Could 25, on the Staunton Mall at 90 Lee Jackson Hwy. 

Assist help U.S. service members and Veterans of Overseas Wars on the Vettes Four Veterans automobile present. Occasion consists of stay music and leisure. Free.

Memorial Day Celebration

Frontier Tradition Museum

Frontier Tradition Museum is internet hosting a Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, Could 27, from 9 a.m. to five p.m.

Situated at 1290 Richmond Ave, pay-what-you-will to take pleasure in dwelling historical past museum excursions. Meals and beverage distributors might be on the occasion.

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A Memorial Day ceremony was held at Ridgeview Cemetery in Waynesboro on Monday morning to honor the service women and men who died in fight. (Picture: Megan Williams/The Information Chief)


Flags In Ceremony

Augusta Memorial Park

Each Memorial Day, Augusta Memorial Park honors those that served our nation by inserting flags on their graves.

The cemetery might be handing out flags to guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Could 27. Water might be supplied all through the ceremony. 

Established in 1956, Augusta Memorial Park is situated on 1775 Goose Creek Highway in Waynesboro.

American Legion Publish 340 Memorial Day service

Riverview Cemetery

American Legion Publish 340 will maintain its annual Memorial Day service at Riverview Cemetery on 420 Rosser Ave. in Waynesboro. 

The service begins at 11 a.m. and runs to 12:30 p.m.


Memorial Day Neighborhood Celebration

In Harrisonburg, Rockingham County Fairgrounds hosts its seventh annual Memorial Day Neighborhood Celebration from Four-Eight p.m. on Monday, Could 27. 

Free occasion honoring veterans. Occasion consists of stay music, automobile present and leisure. 

Memorial Day Competition and Parade

About an hour’s drive from Staunton, the city of Shenandoah invitations the general public to return and honor U.S. women and men veterans who’ve fallen in fight on Saturday, Could 25 at 426 First Road.

Occasion features a memorial service and parade, automobile and truck present, firemen’s carnival with rides, meals and video games. 

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Memorial Day Service at Gypsy Hill Park on Monday, Could 28, 2018. (Picture: Laura Peters/The Information Chief)

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