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2021 Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be open to public

The Virginia War Memorial Foundation has been gifted $5 million. (Source: Facebook/Virginia War...
The Virginia War Memorial Foundation has been gifted $5 million. (Source: Facebook/Virginia War Memorial)
Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 2:47 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The 2021 Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony was originally slated to be held virtually at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, but with COVID-19 restrictions lifting, it will now be open to the public.

The ceremony will take place on May 31 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be broadcast and live-streamed from the Memorial’s E. Bruce Heilman Amphitheater and Shrine of Memory-Global War on Terrorism and Beyond.

A combination of live speakers, tributes to Virginia’s Gold Star families, performances by the 380th Army Reserve Band Quintet and pre-recorded content such as a special message from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, will be included in the event.

The event will be live-streamed on the Virginia Department of Veterans Services Facebook page.

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