Memorial Day 2024

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Memorial Day at the National Army Museum

On Memorial Day, it’s customary to spend time remembering and honoring the men and women who died while in the military service of our country.

Join us on Memorial Day and throughout the weekend to create new memories and traditions at this special venue dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of American Soldiers.

Memorial Day Weekend Activities

These activities are free with your free general admission Museum ticket.

Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26

Outdoor Flag Display – Follow a special outdoor flag display along the Path of Remembrance and the Unit Tribute wall.
All day.

Poppy Paper Flower Craft – The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. Create a paper poppy as part of a special Museum Memorial Day display.
All Day. Experiential Learning Center.

Hands-on History – Explore equipment and uniforms like American Soldiers have used in U.S. Army history.
10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Museum Lobby.

Tiny Troops Story Time – Share in a read-aloud story time followed by a special activity. Best for children 3-6 years old.
10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Experiential Learning Center.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Remembrance and Moment of Silence – A call to remember their lives, their courage, their legacy and their service. Join Museum staff, volunteers and other visitors for the playing of taps and a moment of silence.
10 a.m. Museum Lobby.

Documentary Screening – “They Don’t Die Twice.” Director, Florent Plana, masterfully blends archival footage with modern reenactments, offering a gripping portrayal of the Normandy invasion.
2 p.m. Veterans’ Hall.

Outdoor Flag Display – Follow a special outdoor flag display along the Path of Remembrance and the Unit Tribute wall.
All day.

Poppy Paper Flower Craft – The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. Create a paper poppy as part of a special Museum Memorial Day display.
All day. Experiential Learning Center.

Hands-On History – Explore equipment and uniforms like American Soldiers have used in U.S. Army history.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. Museum Lobby.

Tiny Troops Story Time  – Share in a read-aloud story time followed by a special activity. Best for children 3-6 years old.
2:30 p.m. Experiential Learning Center.

National Moment of Silence – Visitors and staff are asked to pause for one minute to honor and respect those who died for our freedom.
3 p.m. Throughout the Museum.