• Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm

    Monocacy

    National Battlefield Maryland

Last Full Measure of Devotion

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Date: May 9, 2011
Contact: Barbara Justice, 301-662-3515

Memorial Day Commemoration
May 28 - 30, 2011

Monocacy National Battlefield will host a memorial flag display in honor of those soldiers who fell during the Battle of Monocacy.

Volunteers are needed to place the 550 Union and Confederate flags on Saturday, May 28th. Everyone wishing to volunteer must meet at the park visitor center between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Registration is not required but recommended. Interested individuals or groups can register by calling 301-662-3515.

Park rangers will present programs about the history of Memorial Day on Saturday, May 28and Sunday, May 29 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. On Memorial Day, May 30, visitors are encouraged to participate in a National Moment of Remembrance. At 3:00 p.m. park staff and visitors will pause for one minute paying silent tribute to the men and women who have died in service to our country.

Programs and activities will take place at the Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, located on Maryland State Route 355, two miles south of Frederick, Maryland. All programs are free!

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

White-tailed deer are found in abundance on the battlefield. The rising population of deer has an intense affect on the herbaceous and woody plants found within the park, and several studies have recently been conducted on the effects of the overpopulation of deer. More...