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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!