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The annual York County Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 30, 2022, beginning at 12 noon at the War Memorial on the grounds in front of York Hall, located at 301 Main Street in Yorktown. The public is invited to come and honor 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. The Keynote speaker will be York County Historical Committee member, Tim Smith. Tim is a graduate of York High School, and the Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music, and has two sons currently serving in the United States Army. He will be speaking about the women and men on the War Memorial Monument, in particular, those whose names have been recently added.
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 824 will serve as the Color Guard. The laying of wreaths will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 13, the Comte De Grasse Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Moore House Society, Children of the American Revolution. The Military Service Flags will be presented by the York High School NJROTC. The National Anthem will be sung by SMSgt USAF, Terry Taylor. The ceremony includes the playing of “Taps.”
The Memorial Day remembrance program is sponsored each year by the York County Historical Committee. For information or questions, please call York County Parks and Recreation at 757-890-3500.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside York Hall. Please contact the Event Weather Hotline at 757-890-3520 for updated information.