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The Virginia Department of Veterans Services Announces Memorial Day Ceremonies to be held at Virginia War Memorial and State Veterans Cemeteries

The 60th Annual Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere Street, Richmond.  Admission is free. Parking is available in the Memorial lot, in the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) lot and deck next door, and in the Afton Chemical Corporation lot on Spring Street between Belvidere and 1st Streets.

The Memorial will be open extended hours from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Memorial Day.  The public is also invited to enjoy a free concert of patriotic music performed by the Thomas Jefferson High School Corps of Cadets Alumni Band at 2 p.m. and to tour the exhibits and experience the films shown in the Memorial’s Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center all day.

For more information, please call 804.786.2060 or visit

Virginia’s three State Veterans Cemeteries will hold public Memorial Day ceremonies.  See below for times and directions.  An Avenue of Flags will be placed at each cemetery entrance and all grave sites will be graced with a flag.  The administration offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to assist veterans and their families with grave site location, general information, and the completion of cemetery pre-application forms for interested qualified veterans and family members.


Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery

Memorial Day Ceremony – 10 a.m.

5310 Milners Road

Suffolk, VA 23434

(757) 255-7217, Directions


Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery

Memorial Day Ceremony – 9:30 a.m.

5550 Bagging Plant Road

Dublin, VA 24084

(540) 674-6893, Directions


Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia

Memorial Day Ceremony – 10 a.m.

10300 Pridesville Road

Amelia, VA 23002

(804) 561-1475, Directions