Memorial Day at The National WWII Museum

Join us for this solemn remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

May 31 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Learn More + Add to calendar 2021-05-31 11:00:00 AM 2021-05-31 12:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Memorial Day at The National WWII Museum Join us for this solemn remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price for their country.
Location: US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Commemoration Ceremony
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To mark Memorial Day, The National WWII Museum will host a ceremony honoring the families of the fallen. Join us for this solemn remembrance of those who paid the ultimate price for their country.

*  Program:

  • Presentation of Colors
    Riverdale High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard

  • National Anthem
    US Marine Forces Reserve Band

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Retirement of Colors

  • Invocation

  • Welcome
    Stephen Watson, President & CEO, The National WWII Museum

  • POW/MIA Ceremony
    Riverdale High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Honor Guard

  • Keynote
    Brigadier General Vincent B. Barker, Deputy Commanding General, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, US Army Reserve

  • Families of the Fallen/Gold Star Families recognition
    Laura Kinkton, Mother of Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Dakota “Kody” Kinkton, US Navy

    Family of Sergeant Warren Anthony Murphy, 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry, Louisiana Army National Guard

  • Memorial Prayer

  • “Taps”
    US Marine Forces Reserve Band

  • Closing Remarks

National Moment of Silence
3:00 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

Each year the Museum joins the nation in a moment of silence for our fallen. The moment concludes with the ringing of the Normandy Liberty Bell.