ADVA to host Memorial Day ceremony

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May 24, 2017

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs to host Memorial Day ceremony

WHO:             The Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs

WHAT:           will host the Central Arkansas Memorial Day Ceremony.    

WHEN:          Monday, May 29, 2016 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:        Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock, Ark. 

WHY:             To honor all men and women who served in the Armed Forces who are no longer living. To recognize the sacrifice of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom and their families left behind.

Major General (Retired) William D. Wofford will present the keynote address and the Arkansas National Guard’s 106th Army Band will perform.

Due to limited space, visitors are asked to park at Sherwood Forest, 1111 West Maryland Ave. Free shuttle busses will run continuously between Sherwood Forest and the cemetery from 8:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. The shuttle buses will resume running immediately after the service.

Immediately following the ceremony, the Arkansas Veterans Coalition and VWF Auxiliary will host the annual picnic at Sherwood Forest. 

There is no charge for admission.

Inclement weather plan: In the event of rain, the Memorial Day Ceremony will be relocated to Sherwood Forest, 1111 West Maryland, Ave. An announcement will be made on our Facebook page if the ceremony is relocated. 

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