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Commemorate Memorial Day in Asheville

Make a plan to mark the holiday on Monday, May 27 with local ceremonies hosted by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County.

American flags in front of a memorial day brochure

You can be a part of the ceremonies remembering the day.

Photo via City of Asheville

Each year, on the last Monday in May, the country observes Memorial Day to honor US military personnel who died in the line of duty.

This Monday, May 27, join in the remembrance with these events honoring the day.

  • Memorial Day Ceremony | Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m. | WNC State Veterans Cemetery, 926 W. Old Hwy. 70, Black Mountain | Lt. Col. (Ret.) Harold Minnick will offer remarks, and veteran writing group Brothers and Sisters Like These will share readings. You can also watch a recording of the ceremony on the city’s YouTube channel.
  • Memorial Day Observance | Monday, May 27 | 11 a.m. | Weaverville Community Center, 60 Lakeshore Dr., Weaverville | Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Kathleen Gainey is the guest speaker, and the program will include live music from Reuter Center Singers and Howard Dusenbury on bagpipes.
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