61st Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony

Join us as we honor and remember all veterans who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts. Guest speaker will be Major General Timothy P. Williams, The Adjutant General, Virginia National Guard.   Co-hosted with the 11th District American Legion. The Galanti Education Center will be open extended hours Memorial Day until 7 pm.

The “Never Forget Memorial Run” is a 1.4 mile silent run from VCU and finishes at the Virginia War Memorial just past noon on Memorial Day.  The run is hosted by the VCU Police Department to honor fallen U.S. armed service members.   

The Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Cadet Corps and Friends Band will play patriotic tunes in the Shrine of Memory at 2 pm on Memorial Day.  Bring your own chairs and set up in the Virginia War Memorial's Shrine to be a part of this invigorating program! 

As always parking and admission is free of charge.