MOVED INDOORS: Virginia’s 68th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

***Due to the forecasted rain this morning, we have decided to move the Memorial Day Ceremony indoors to Veterans Hall. Seating will be limited but the ceremony will be broadcast live below, on our Facebook page, and on WTVR CBS6.

We will still host the wreath-laying procession in the Shrine of Memory: 20th Century at the conclusion of the indoor ceremony.  The Richmond Cadet Alumni Band concert will be indoors in our Veterans Hall at 2pm.

And wherever you may be this Memorial Day, please take a moment to remember those have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.***

Join us on May 27 at 11:00 a.m. for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Memorial Day Ceremony. We will host a ceremony to honor all who have died in U.S. military service. We will have guest speakers, patriotic music and the laying of wreaths in our Shrine of Memory: 20th Century.

Our ceremony will be broadcasted live (WTVR-TV CBS 6.1 & 6.3 television in Richmond) and livestreamed on this page and on Facebook ( and

For this reason, we advise, if you’re planning on joining the event in-person, to arrive early and allow extra time to park and find a seat.


Parking is available on-site in the Memorial Garage. Auxiliary parking will be available at the VHDA and Afton Chemical (accessible via Spring Street.)


If you or your organization would like to lay a wreath in the Shrine of Memory at the conclusion of the ceremony, you must register your wreath Monday morning. There will be an outdoor tent with VWM staffers available to help you register your wreath.


If you chose to join us from home, you are welcome to tune-in here.

We will also be livestreaming the ceremony on Facebook at
Live broadcast will be on WTVR-TV CBS 6.1 & 6.3 television in Richmond, and available on CBS’s website.

Questions? Check in with us via email at , call our front desk at 804.786.2060, or check this page or social media for updates.

If you are considering a gift in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, today is the day.
Some of our generous Board Directors have issued a challenge to match every gift, dollar for dollar.