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Memorial Day ceremonies in Charlotte

Events honoring fallen US Armed Forces are planned this holiday weekend across Charlotte.

An American flag is planted in the ground with headstones in a cemetery in the background.

From 1868 to 1970, Memorial Day was observed on May 30. Since 1971, the federal holiday is observed on the last Monday of May.

Photo via WCNC

Memorial Day weekend is widely considered the unofficial start to summer. Before you head to the lake or savor that burger at the cookout, consider attending an event to remember our fallen US military personnel.

Where you can pay your respects:

Memorial Day Ceremony 2024

  • Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Gethsemane Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, 504 W. Sugar Creek Rd., Charlotte | Free | Gold Star wife and author Krista Rystrom Emmert will speak at this tribute honoring fallen members of the US Armed Forces + a special presentation by the CMPD Honor Guard.

Memorial Day Ceremony — Fort Mill

  • Monday, May 27 | 10 a.m. | Unity Cemetery, 303 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill | Free | Fort Mill Mayor Guynn Savage will lead a ceremony followed by a program from American Legion Post 43 — including Posting of Colors, Laying of the Wreath, Rifle Volley, Taps, and Retirement of Colors.

Memorial Day Ceremony — Huntersville

  • Monday, May 27 | 11 a.m. | Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville | Free | The Town of Huntersville and American Legion Post 321 will conduct a ceremony honoring fallen members of the US Armed Forces.