Our Three Annual events
Memorial Day - May 30th, 2023 @ 7:30pm
(America’s most solemn holiday)
Traditional date of 30 May – program date and time is announced in advance – usually Sunset. This U.S. public holiday is distinct from Veterans Day because we honor those who have died while in Military service. (Armed Forces Day is another remembrance day honoring those who currently serve in the U.S. Military).
Veterans Day November 11th, 2023 @ 11am
Originally known as Armistice Day, is a federal holiday observed on the 11th of November. Today we honor Military Veterans. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which is celebrated in other countries. WWI was a multi-national effort. This day marks the end of WWI which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Wreaths Across America Day- December 16th, 2023
WAA is a national event. The VMPC supports this great program. We hope you are led to be part of this special day! It is usually scheduled the third Saturday in December. Directly following the Opening Ceremony, participants head to the City Cemetery at F Street for the Wreath-laying ceremony.