Memorial Day ceremony at Great Falls Freedom Memorial, May 30, 2022

Election Day at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial, November 3, 2020
Great Falls Freedom Memorial

On Monday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m., the annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial to honor the residents of Great Falls and all others who have given “the last full measure of devotion” to their country. The event will feature patriotic songs led by Great Falls resident Dick Kuntz, a Boy Scout color guard, a bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace” by Great Falls student MacPhearson Strassberg, a keynote speech by retired Army three-star general David H. Huntoon, Jr., a Taps bugler, Memorial Day poppies, and a bell-ringing and name-reading for natives of Great Falls killed in battle.

The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. The ceremony is open to all. Parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will move to the library meeting room. Limited seating and shelter will be provided. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring portable chairs.

A flyer concerning the event can be found here.

 

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

9-11 Flag at Pentagon
Six residents of Great Falls perished in the 9/11 attacks. A ceremony will be held to honor them and all who sacrificed on that day and its aftermath at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9 o’clock a.m. The ceremony will feature a Boy Scout color guard, taps bugler, patriotic songs, and keynote speech by retired Army three-star general Robert Wood, who was present at the Pentagon on 9/11. All are invited. The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. Ample parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will move indoors to the library meeting room. Limited seating will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs. Click here to view a flyer for the event. www.gffreedom.org

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

9-11 Flag at Pentagon

Six residents of Great Falls perished in the 9/11 attacks. A ceremony will be held to honor them and all who sacrificed on that day and its aftermath at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 7 o’clock p.m. The ceremony will feature a Boy Scout color guard, taps bugler, patriotic songs, candle-lighting, and keynote speech by Frank Sesno, CNN Washington Bureau Chief on 9/11.

All are invited. The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. Ample parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony will move indoors to the library meeting room. Limited seating will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs. www.gffreedom.org

Memorial Day Ceremony, May 27, 2019

On Monday, May 27, at 11 o’clock a.m., the annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the Great Falls Freedom Memorial to honor those who gave “the last full measure of devotion” in service of freedom. The event will feature patriotic songs, a color guard and raising of the flags by Boy Scout Troop 55, a wreath laying, and a bell-ringing and name-reading for natives of Great Falls killed in battle.

The Freedom Memorial is located behind the Great Falls Library at 9830 Georgetown Pike. The ceremony is open to all. Parking is available in the library parking lot. In case of rain, the ceremony may move to the library meeting room. Limited seating and shelter will be provided. Attendees are encouraged but not required to bring portable chairs.

Updates to the schedule, if any, will be posted here.