The National Moment of Remembrance Act asks Americans to pause whatever they are doing at 3 pm, local time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms of the United States of America. Other events taking place start Sunday and continue on Monday, including:
ALASKA VETS MOTORCYCLE MEMORIAL RUN TO BYERS LAKE
McKinley View Lodge gathering at Mile 134 Parks Highway at 2 pm to ride to the veterans memorial at Byers Lake, where there will be a memorial service. Hundreds of motorcycles will be on the highway.
JBER Memorial Day Service, Fort Richardson National Cemetery, 11:30 am, guest speaker Col. John “Jimmy Joe” James, commander 49th Alaska State Defense Force. Master of Ceremonies 1SG David “Diesel” Foli, US Army Retired. Midnight Sons Chorus and The Glacier Brass.
Anchorage Remembers, Delaney Park Strip 9 on West 9th Avenue, 9:30-10:30 am
Music, spiritual words, and laying of wreaths to honor the fallen. Keynote speakers: Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, commander of the Alaskan Command and 11th Air Force, and the senior military officer in Alaska.
Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery is open 8 am to 8 pm. No balloons, barbecues, games, glass or pets allowed.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
14th Annual Memorial Day Car Show, Northway Mall in Anchorage, noon-4 pm, sponsored by the Anchorage Corvette Association with proceeds going to The Last Frontier Honor Flight, Inc.
Veterans Wall of Honor ceremony at 1 p.m. Located near the Mat-Su Visitors Center in Palmer, Mile 35.5 Parks Highway.
Memorial Day Barbecue at American Legion Post 15 starting at 2 pm, 1550 S. Mystic Circle.
Annual Memorial Day Walk led by local Amvets, departing from the Wasilla Post Office at 10:45 am to Aurora Cemetery. Ceremony immediately following at cemetery.
American Legion hosts a ceremony at Alaska Memorial Park off Riverside Drive at 11 am.
VFW hosts a ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery at 11 am.
Southeast Alaska Native Veterans host observance at 11:30 am in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Willoughby Ave.
American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 hosts a chili and ribs barbecue at its location at Mile 13 in the afternoon.
Post 11 hosts a Memorial Day observance at 11 am at Veterans Memorial Park, 700 Cushman St.
Ceremonies at 1 p.m. at the gazebo in Gold Rush Town.
Golden Heart Park ceremony at 2:30 pm in downtown Fairbanks.
Services at cemeteries include: Clay Street, 11:30 am, Birch Hill, 12:30 pm, Northern Lights, 1:30 pm.
Fairbanks North Star Borough hosts a Memorial Day celebration from noon to 4:30 pm at Pioneer Park.
The Avenue of Flags will be seen at the Kenai City Cemetery at 10:30 am
Memorial service begins at noon Leif Hansen Memorial Park.
The Avenue of Flags will occur at 2 pm at the Soldotna City Cemetery.
The Avenue of Flags will occur at 11 am at the Seward American Legion Cemetery.
Know of a Memorial Day observance in Alaska not listed here? Send it to suzanne @ mustreadalaska.com.