Memorial Day Ceremony

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Monday, May 29, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens

 


Memorial Day Ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens: Monday, May 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m.; Astronaut Reid Wiseman To Deliver Keynote Address

The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens salutes the men and women of the armed forces who have paid the highest price in defense of the United States of America. The patriotic ceremony which includes music, speeches, a wreath laying and 21-gun salute, will take place on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., in the Circle of the Immortals, Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In addition to honoring those fighting the battles of today, the Memorial Day Ceremony will also pay tribute to those who gave their lives in Korea, Vietnam and World War II. The observance is free and open to the public.

NASA Astronaut and Baltimore native, G. Reid Wiseman (Commander, U.S. Navy) will be the keynote speaker. Commander Wiseman, who grew up in Cockeysville, served as Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station from May 28 to November 10, 2014.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Memorial Day ceremony held in Dulaney Valley’s Circle of Immortals, an area dedicated in 1967 and reserved for Marylanders killed in action. Twenty-six service members who died in Vietnam are buried within the Circle. The area is also home to the official Baltimore County World War II/Korean War Memorial, dedicated in 1998; and The Children of Liberty Memorial, which was added to the Circle in 1990 and is dedicated to Maryland servicemen and women who died at the hands of terrorists. It includes a plaque dedicated to the seven Maryland service members who lost their lives in the 1991 Liberation of Kuwait, the names of the three Maryland servicemen killed in 2000 aboard the USS Cole and the names of the service members killed in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

As a special tribute to the 69 Marylanders who died on September 11, 2001 and the 143 others who gave their lives in the war on terror, Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial will be on site at the Memorial Day ceremony.

Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens is located at 200 East Padonia Road — one mile east of York Road, in Timonium, Maryland. For more information: 410-666-0490 or www.dulaneyvalley.com.

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