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