Ft. Bliss National Cemetery | Photo courtesy Photo by Abigail Waldrop/Fort Bliss Public Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs Fort Bliss National Cemetery will honor the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of our Nation’s Veterans during their annual Memorial Day event.
Major General Patrick E. Matlock, Commanding General 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, will be the ceremony’s keynote speaker.
The event features tremendous support from America’s 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss: Massing of the Colors, Invocation, Patriotic Music, Volley of Three to Honor Our Fallen Comrades, Echo taps, Retiring of Colors and Benediction.
The main gate of the Fort Bliss National Cemetery will close from 8 pm Sunday May 26 until the Memorial Day Ceremony concludes at approximately 10 am on Monday, May 27.
Officials add that before and after the ceremony, golf carts will transport guests needing assistance from either the main gate or the service gate of the cemetery to the rostrum area.
What: Memorial Day Ceremony
Who: Keynote Speaker: Major General Patrick E. Matlock, Commanding General 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss
When: May 27, 2019 at 9 a.m.