Memorial Day 2018

A uniformed park ranger gestures while standing among gravestones and park visitors
Rangers and visitors remember the fallen at one of the Richmond area's National Cemeteries

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News Release Date: May 20, 2018

RICHMOND, Va.—Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, is sponsoring a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying to honor and remember those who have died in our nation’s service, particularly soldiers and sailors from the Civil War. This annual event will take place on Monday, May 28 at 12 p.m. at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery, located at 8620 Varina Road.   The event is free and open to the public.
 
This year’s keynote speaker is Marci L. Posey, a service-disabled veteran who proudly served in the 42nd Infantry Division, New York Army National Guard, and the U.S. Air Force. Ms. Posey has served on the Virginia Values Veterans commission and is currently a member of Virginia’s Department of Veteran Services Transition Alliance Advisory Board. Her advocacy efforts led the General Assembly to pass a resolution naming the third week in March Women Veterans Week. Following her talk, a wreath will be laid at the grave of Private George A. Buchanan, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Fort Harrison. Special music will be provided by the Varina Community Choir. Additionally, volunteers from Memorial Day Flowers will be on hand to distribute flowers that visitors can place at headstones.
 
For more information, please contact the Richmond National Battlefield Park at (804) 226-1981, or visit us online at www.nps.gov/rich or www.Facebook.com/RichmondNPS.
 
About Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park protects 13 Civil War sites around the city of Richmond, Virginia. Experiencing the park’s 13 battlefield sites and five visitor centers usually takes a full day. A driving tour of the battlefields is available at any of the park’s sites. The main park visitor center is located at Historic Tredegar (470 Tredegar Street in Richmond) and provides museum exhibits, audio-visual programs and orientation services to help plan a visit to the battlefields.
 



Last updated: May 20, 2018

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