Memorial Day Weekend
This is Memorial Day Weekend, time to salute, honor and remember the fallen military heroes who sacrificed their lives for this country.
Monday, May 25, is the official Memorial Day American holiday, which honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.
With COVID-19 preventing large gatherings, four of San Diego’s most iconic locations are collaborating to hold the first online live-streaming tribute, May 25, to honor fallen military heroes and salute today’s frontline heroes.
The Fort Rosecrans and Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundations, the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and the USS Midway will each hold approximately 15-minute tributes that will be streamed live on Memorial Day from 9 to 10 a.m. at www.sandiegomemorialdaylive.com.
No public spectators will be permitted at Miramar National Cemetery or at any of the commemoration video locations.
The hour-long virtual tribute will include remarks from local civic and military officials, Memorial Day video messages from state and national leaders, bagpipe and bugler performances, a wreath laying and a missing-man flyby. Event participants will adhere to social distancing requirements.
As dine-in restaurants and in-store retail begin to reopen across the City of San Diego, Mayor Kevin Faulconer reminds San Diegans of the importance of complying with physical distancing, face covering and other public health rules to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during this Memorial Day Weekend.
“Let’s support local workers and restaurants not only by giving them our business, but by following public health rules that keep all of us safe,” Faulconer said. “We’ve all worked so hard, so let’s enjoy our progress but not give up the gains we’ve made. Whether you’re on the sand or at a shop this weekend.”