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Memorial Day at the Museum

Memorial Day honors those who have given all for their country and for freedom. Join us for events that honor these brave men and women.

This Memorial Day, we highlight the artifacts, images, and stories in our Digital Collection that honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in one of the world’s darkest hours. Visit www.mymemorialday.org for more information.

Can't make it to the Museum? Watch the events live.

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Marine Corps Brass Quintet Performance
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Memorial Day Ceremony
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Guest speaker: Tom Tudor, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
Tom was the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia. He tells his story and the stories of the important military figures buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

3:00 p.m.
National moment of silence and bell-ringing

3:30 p.m.–4:30 pm
Guest speaker: Clay Bonnyman Evans, Grandson of 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
Clay is the grandson of 1st Lieutenant Alexander Bonnyman, a Medal of Honor recipient who was interred in a battlefield cemetery after the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. The location of the cemetery was lost by the end of the war, but was located in March 2015. Evans tells the story of the archaeological digs he took part in to recover the remains of his grandfather and other fallen heroes.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM