Watch the Commonwealth’s Memorial Day ceremony

Posted at 4:51 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 12:48:24-04

News 3 is honoring military service men and women who have died in the line of service on Memorial Day.

A ceremony was held at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. It took place at the Shrine of Memory which has about 12,000 names from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War.

Here’s a look at the schedule of events:

  • Recorded Memorial Day Messages by Governor Northam
  • Opening Remarks/Pledge of Allegiance – Dr. Clay Mountcastle
  • Announcement of Art Contest Winners
  • Ringing of Memorial Bell
  • Ship’s Bell, USS Virginia, CGN-38 (Guided Missile Cruiser)
  • Moment of Silence for name added this year
  • SSG Ian McLaughlin - Newport News (KIA 11 January 2020, IED, Kandahar province, Afghanistan)
  • Placement of Memorial Wreath (Specialist Neil Miller)
  • Memorial Prayer (COL Ben Sprouse)
  • Taps (John Blair-live), Bugles Across America; step into camera view, play, exit toward Belvidere
  • Closing Comments – Mountcastle