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Memorial Day Commemoration

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024, to visit the Fredericksburg National Cemetery for a quiet observance of this hallowed holiday.

The event will begin at 10 am with a playing of taps and the presenting of the colors of the 23rd USCT living history group. From 10 am to 12 pm park staff will be stationed throughout the cemetery to share stories about the history of Memorial Day in Fredericksburg and facilitate remembrance activities to honor those who lost their lives in service to the United States. Golf carts will be available from 10 am to 2 pm to facilitate access up to the cemetery.

Join staff at 10:30 am and 2 pm for walking tours of the Sunken Road. Park staff will be in the cemetery for informal conversation until 5 pm.

The Fredericksburg National Cemetery was established in 1866 and remained open for military burials until 1945. It holds the remains of 15,243 soldiers, sailors, and Marines, most of whom died during the Civil War. At least 85% of the graves are unidentified, resulting in over 12,770 unknowns. Memorial Day commemorations in the National Cemetery date back to 1871.
The cemetery is located at the intersection of Sunken Road and Lafayette Boulevard. Parking will be available at or adjacent to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 1013 Lafayette Boulevard.
A separate luminary event will be held at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery on Saturday, May 25, 2024.
Please note that pets are not permitted in the cemetery.
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Event Details
Monday, May 27, 2024
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
1013 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA, USA