May is National Military Appreciation month and also the month that we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day to solemnly reflect on military personnel and veterans who have died.
And while this year will be different than others in the ways we celebrate our deceased service members, there are still plenty of opportunities to reflect and honor them.
American Legion Virtual Ceremony
The American Legion is asking for people to share the names of those that they are honoring personally on Memorial Day. The Legion will share the list of names over social media during Memorial Day weekend. To submit information to participate, please click here.
National Memorial Day Concert
A special 90-minute presentation of the National Memorial Day Concert will air on PBS on Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. It will also be shown on the American Forces Network and streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and the PBS website. pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/home/
National Memorial Day Parade
A televised special titled “The National Memorial Day Parade: American Stands Tall” will air on Monday May 25 on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox stations nationwide.
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
Honor America’s fallen service men and women with a virtual 1 mile, 5k, or 10k run this Memorial Day. Hosted by the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, you can run or walk to honor a loved one. Register before May 18 to receive your shirt and other race items before Memorial Day. nationalvmm.org/event/national-veterans-memorial-and-museum-virtual-run-walk/
National D-Day Memorial
What is Memorial Day? Register to attend this virtual lesson on Monday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commemoration
On Monday, May 25 from 1–2 p.m., view a commemoration at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. vvmf.org/alwaysremember/
Wear Blue and Run to Remember
In partnership with Team RWB (Red White Blue), wear blue: run to remember is hosting a virtual run to remember those service members who have died since 9/11/2001. Register to receive a bib with the name and the story of a fallen soldier. wearblueruntoremember.org/memorial-day
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