Memorial Day Weekend

Observing Memorial Day: How to Watch Wreath Ceremonies, Parade in DC Area

When and where to watch Washington, D.C., Memorial Day ceremonies and the National Memorial Day parade

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Memorial Day weekend is here, and the D.C. area has plenty of ways to observe it.

Memorial Day Ceremonies, Parade

Anyone attending in-person ceremonies at D.C.'s war memorials or monuments is asked to wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing.

The World War II Memorial hosts a wreath-laying ceremony at 9 a.m. Register in advance to attend in person or livestream on Facebook. Taps will be played at the memorial at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Arlington National Cemetery invited volunteers at 8 a.m. to lay roses at headstones. At 10 a.m., there will be a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, but it will be closed to the public.

Arlington National Cemetery is open on Memorial Day so the public can pay respects. Here are details for visitors.

Arlington National Cemetery has reopened to visitors in time for the public to pay respects over Memorial Day weekend. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial ceremony is set for 11 a.m. It's not open to the public, but you can watch it on Facebook.

The U.S. Navy Memorial ceremony is set to begin at 1 p.m. Register here to watch the livestream.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is scheduled to have a small, in-person ceremony at 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to livestream on Facebook.

The National Memorial Day Parade on Monday won’t be open to the public but can be livestreamed.

Memorial Day Weekend (Past)

A candlelight vigil will take place at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial on Friday at 9 p.m. There will be ceremonies at major memorials and at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day too.

Rolling to Remember, a massive motorcycle rally to honor veterans and advocate for their mental health, will be going all weekend. On Sunday, the bikers will start at RFK Stadium at noon. Here are the full details.

The National Memorial Day Concert will be livestreamed at 8 p.m. Sunday. The concert will feature performers including Sara Bareilles, Alan Jackson and Gladys Knight. It will be hosted by actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna.

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