Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony
Free Event Admission
11:00 AM: Ceremony in the Pat Nixon Amphitheater
Wreath laying and remarks by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, a decorated Marine Corps veteran of the iconic Battle of Iwo Jima. Williams is the last living Marine to receive the nation’s highest award for valor from serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Formal Presentation of the Colors and 21-Gun Salute by the 1st Marine Division.
1:00 PM: Lecture and Book Signing
Retired USMC Infantry Major Scott A. Huesing will speak and sign copies of Echo in Ramadi.
3:30 PM: Placentia Symphonic Band
The renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will perform their classic setlist of All-American favorites in the East Room.
Seating is first-come, first-served for all programs.
Admission to the Memorial Day programming is free and open to the public. You will need to purchase admission tickets to explore the museum exhibits.