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.
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.
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.