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 also 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 has put together a list of virtual Memorial Day observances where you can celebrate with museums and monuments.
National Memorial Day Concert
A special 90-minute presentation of the National Memorial Day Concert will air on PBS on Sunday, May 30. 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 the 2nd Annual National Veterans Memorial and Museum Virtual Run, Walk, Ruck and Roll this Memorial Day. Hosted by the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, you can run or walk to honor a loved one. nationalvmm.org/event/national-veterans-memorial-and-museum-virtual-run-walk/
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. wearblueruntoremember.org