Each VA national cemetery will conduct a brief wreath laying ceremony, accompanied by a moment of silence and the playing of Taps. In keeping with CDC guidelines to limit large gatherings, the ceremonies will not be open to the public. Learn more: VA national cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day.
Instead of attending ceremonies in person, VA invites you to participate virtually. Live stream links and videos of the Memorial Day 2020 Ceremonies at VA National Cemeteries from across the country will be posted below as they occur on Memorial Day (May 25, 2020). Also you may be interested in:
- Create an online memorial for a loved one on the Veterans Legacy Memorial Website.
- Download the VA Welcome Kit to learn more about VA’s care, benefits, and services available.
- Watch VA’s Veteran News Network streaming 24/7, featuring military history and performances from military bands.
- Secretary Wilkie’s Memorial Day Message
- A Musical Tribute from the United States Air Force Band at Culpeper National Cemetery.
Ceremony videos and live streams
Quanitco, VA National Cemetery with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie.
Riverside, CA National Cemetery Ceremony with Undersecretary of Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves.