Memorial Day Ceremony

2021 Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 31, 11:00 a.m. 

The cornerstone of every past, present, and future Falls Church Memorial Day event is the Memorial Day Ceremony, where the community comes together to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The Memorial Day Ceremony includes remarks or performances by the Falls Church Veterans Council, the Falls Church Concert Band, and more. Learn more about this year's Keynote Speaker, Ed Reinfurt.

The public is invited to attend this year's Memorial Day Ceremony. Advanced registration is no longer required. 

Thank you to Falls Church Harris Teeter's Floral Department for donating the wreath.

2019 Memorial Day Ceremony 

Memorial Ceremony Program

Master of Ceremonies: Harry Shovlin

Posting of Colors: Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 130

Remembrance for POW/MIAs: Commander Bob Smith, VFW Post 9274 and Chairman of the Falls Church Veterans Council

National Anthem: City of Falls Church Concert Band and Ret. Sgt. Major Robert Petillo, US Army Band under the direction of Robert Little

Invocation: Pastor Greg Loewer, Columbia Baptist Church

Welcoming: David Tarter, Mayor, City of Falls Church

Remarks: Bob Smith, Chairman, Greater Falls Church Veterans Council

Keynote Address: Colonel Tracy Roou, US Army Retired

Presentation of Wreath in Memory of Departed Veterans: Lisa Inskeep, Falls Church Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Escorted by Richard L. Anton, Post 130

Presentations & Announcements: Harry Shovlin

Prayer for the Departed Veterans: Pastor Greg Loewer, Columbia Baptist Church

Taps: Master Gunnery Sgt. John Abbracciamento, U.S. Marine Corps Band

Retiring of Colors: Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 130

God Bless America: City of Falls Church Concert Band and Sgt. Major Robert Petillo, US Army Band under the direction of Robert Little


veterans ceremony crowd 2018