1. Grace Church Memorial Day Ceremony – Monday May 30th from 10 am – 11:30 am
A prayer service will be held in Historic (ca 1697) Grace Episcopal Church. Following the service , a brief ceremony will be held in the Cemetery with playing of “Taps,” all attendees will participate in a hand salute (as appropriate for active duty military/veterans) or with reverence, to the 107 known Veterans buried in the Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery, and all deceased men and women who have served our country in uniform.
The historic Church Bell (ca 1725) will be tolled 21 times. Following the ceremony, families, friends and visitors may visit the graves. Ceremony committee members will replace flags on all graves the weekend before the event. Contact Lt. Col. Al Crane USAF (Ret) email@example.com or visit the Grace Church website www.gracechurchyorktown.org 757-898-3261 for updates. “Lest We Forget!!”
2. Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform at 11: 45 am
The Yorktown Memorial Day Ceremony will be preceded by the Fifes and Drums of York Town marching to the site at 11:45 a.m. 301 Main Street Yorktown, VA 23692
3. York County Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2022 – 12 PM – 1 PM
The public is invited to join us as we honor the men and women who helped preserve our nation’s freedom and died while serving in our Armed Forces.
The annual York County Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022, beginning at 12 noon at the War Memorial on the grounds in front of York Hall, located at 301 Main Street in Yorktown. The public is invited to come and honor the men and women who helped preserve our nation’s freedom and who died while serving in our Armed Forces.
The ceremony will be preceded by the Fifes and Drums of York Town marching to the site at 11:45 a.m. The Keynote speaker will be York County Historical Committee member, Tim Smith. Tim is a graduate of York High School, and the Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music, and has two sons currently serving in the United States Army. He will be speaking about the women and men on the War Memorial Monument, in particular, those whose names have been recently added.
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 824 will serve as the Color Guard. The laying of wreaths will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 13, the Comte De Grasse Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Moore House Society, Children of the American Revolution. The Military Service Flags will be presented by the York High School NJROTC. The National Anthem will be sung by SMSgt USAF, Terry Taylor. The ceremony includes the playing of “Taps.”
The Memorial Day remembrance program is sponsored each year by the York County Historical Committee. For information or questions, please call York County Parks and Recreation at 757-890-3500.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside York Hall. Please contact the Event Weather Hotline at 757-890-3520 for updated information.
Find more Memorial Weekend 2022 events in the Williamsburg area on our Memorial Day Weekend in Williamsburg post!