May 16, 2019
The annual York County Memorial Day Ceremony begins at 12 p.m. on Monday, May 27, at the War Memorial on the grounds in front of York Hall, 301 Main Street. This free event honors 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. Keynote speaker Brigadier General John W. Smith, USA (Ret.) served as an Army Intelligence Officer for most of his 32-year career, which included tours in Vietnam and with Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. World War II veteran Rev. Richard Young, a Pearl Harbor survivor, will also participate in the program.
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 824, will serve as the Color Guard, and the laying of wreaths will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 13, and the Comte De Grasse Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Flags will be presented by the York High School Junior ROTC. The ceremony includes the playing of “Taps.”
The Memorial Day remembrance program is sponsored by the York County Historical Committee. For more information, please call York County Parks and Recreation at (757) 890-3500.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside York Hall.