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  • 25 May 2020


TAPS is offering a Virtual Memorial Day Seminar beginning May 20 through Memorial Day.  There will be workshops, celebrities, and many surprises.

The American Legion

The American Legion suggests lighting candles for Memorial Day:

A red candle to remember the bloodshed in battle for the protection of our freedoms.

A white candle to keep our POWs/MIAs ever in our thoughts and prayers as we await their return home.

A blue candle to salute the memories of those who made it home but are no longer with us.

Pittsburgh Soldier and Sailors Hallis

Pittsburgh Soldier and Sailors Hallis offering a virtual Memorial Day event on May 25th  10:00 -12:00 Eastern Time.  This event features many Gold Star Wives members.

Memorial Weekend/Day Events:   Washington, DC

Due to the Coronavirus, Memorial Day Events in the United States will be modified in 2020.

Please see below virtual dates and times for events in Washington, DC.

National Memorial Day Concert:

The concert can be viewed Sunday, 24 May from 8pm-9:30pm EST, on PBS.

Please check your local listing for time.

WWII Memorial: 

Memorial Day Virtual Event:  25 May @ 11am-12pm

Please check the WWII website for link and details.

Virtual event at The Wall: 

25 May at 1pm EST, live webcast.

Women in Memorial Service for America (WIMSA):

Monday, 25 May @ 4pm:  Women’s Memorial Facebook Page

Virtual Dedication of Korean War Memorials in all 50 States and US Territories:        This site embargoed until 22 May.

Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater:

On 15 May 2020, Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Arlington National Cemetery remains open only to family pass holders during the Memorial Day weekend.  For more info regarding Arlington National Cemetery:

**The Government Relations Committee (GRC) and Lars Anderson, GSW DC Advocate.

Medal of Honor Foundation

The Medal of Honor Foundation would like to honor your loved one this Memorial Day. We invite you to share some information about your Loved One.

May 22nd through May 26th, we will be scrolling names of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on our website and social media. 
Please use the link below to honor your loved one.

Honor Your Loved One this Memorial Day

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Thank you to our 2023 Corporate Sponsors! See 2023 Convention Sponsors.

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Silver Level 

VFW 5434 Brown & Small Post
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For additional information, or to become a Gold Star Wives Corporate Sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page.

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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