Event Calendar

Monday, May 27, 2024

2024 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony

Start Date: 5/27/2024 9:00 AM MDT
End Date: 5/27/2024 10:00 AM MDT

Venue Name: Fort Bliss National Cemetery

5200 Fred Wilson Ave
El Paso, TX  United States  79904

Organization Name: Fort Bliss National Cemetery

Francisco Gonzalez Jr.
Email: Francisco.Gonzalez4@va.gov
Phone: (915) 564-0201

2024 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony
VIP Speaker: MG James P. Isenhower, III, Commander, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss
Invocation: MAJ Malcolm Rios, DIVARTY Chaplain
Presentation of Wreath
Native American Presentation
Monday, May 27, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. Ceremony will last approx. 1 hour.
Event will take place at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery Rostrum located in the center of the cemetery. Staff will be posted at several areas of the Cemetery to guide media to the right site. Please ensure to provide credentials to staff. Parking instructions for media is depicted below:
Contact: Francisco Gonzalez Jr., Director, RSVP to (915) 491-6163
Background: The Department of Veterans Affairs Fort Bliss National Cemetery and the Fort Bliss 1st Armored Division will host a solemn Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony, accompanied by speeches, a moment of silence, the playing of Taps, 21 Cannon National Salute, Native American presentation, and other elements.
All members of the ­­­­­­El Paso community and our media partners are invited and welcome to attend. VA operates 155 national cemeteries and 34 soldiers' lots and monument sites in 44 states and Puerto Rico. Over 5.4 million people — including 4.1 million Veterans from the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — are buried in VA national cemeteries.VA also provides headstones, markers or medallions for Veterans buried in state, territorial and tribal Veterans cemeteries or interred in private cemeteries.


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