Please consider attending with your family one or more of these Memorial Day ceremonies to honor those men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Note: Ceremonies are held Sunday and Monday rain or shine.
Sunday, May 26, 8:30 a.m.- Saint Clare Roman Catholic Church Veterans Memorial Mass, 714 Myrth Ave., Essex.
Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m.- Catholic War Veterans Monument Wreath Laying Ceremony, 714 Myrth Ave., Essex.
Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m. — Parkville Memorial VFW Post 9083 Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Avenue, Parkville.
Sunday, May 26, 1 p.m.- Joint Veterans Association of Essex World War II Monument 70th Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony, 525 Eastern Blvd., Essex in front of Dollar General Store. Featuring various Honor Guard and Police Escort across Eastern Boulevard to continue ceremony.
Sunday, May 26, 1:30 p.m.- Joint Veterans Association of Essex Korea-Vietnam Monument 32nd Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony, 516 Eastern Blvd., Essex next to The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River. Featuring various Honor Guard, Rifle Fire Salute, and playing of Taps.
Monday, May 27, 9 a.m.- Lamky Luther Whitehead Veterans Memorial Committee 29th Annual Memorial Day Program at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens, 10201 Bird River Road, Middle River. Procession; Patriotic Music; Laying of Roses and Tolling of the Bell as the names are read for those Killed in Action (KIA) from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan; wreath laying ceremony; dedication of Honorably Served Veterans Monument; etc. Bring lawn chairs and bottled water.
Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.- Annual Memorial Day Roman Catholic Mass at Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery, 7501 German Hill Road, Dundalk.
Monday, May 27, 11 a.m.- Annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony Veterans Park at Shipping Place, Dundalk.
Monday, May 27, 11 a.m.- Independent Order of Odd Fellows North Point Lodge # 4 Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Howard Veterans Park, 9501 North Point Road, Fort Howard. Featuring The Maryland Military Band.
Monday, May 27, 11 a.m. — Vietnam Veterans of America, Baltimore Chapter 451 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Middle Branch Park, 2825 South Hanover Street. Featuring Honor Guards from the Maryland State Police, Baltimore Police Department, MTA Police and ROTC Color Guards from area high schools.
Monday, May 27, 11 a.m. — Rosedale American Legion Post 180 Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, 1331 Seling Avenue, Rosedale.
Monday, May 27, 12 p.m.- Charles Evering VFW Post 6506, Annual Indoor Air Conditioned Memorial Day Ceremony in Big Hall, 8777 Philadelphia Road, Rossville.
Monday, May 27, 12 p.m.- American Legion Post 38 Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, 3300 Dundalk Ave., Dundalk.
Monday, May 27, 6 p.m.- Essex-Holly Neck Memorial VFW Post 2621, Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, 206 Riverside Road (off Mace Avenue), Essex. Honor Guard, Wreath Laying Ceremony, and playing of Taps.