Memorial Day Observances in Montgomery County
73rd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
Monday, May 29 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rockville Town Center
9 a.m. – Rockville Band and Chorus • 9:30 a.m. – Ceremony • 10:30 a.m. – Parade
Flags for Our Heroes Opening Ceremony
May 27, 2017
Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm | 11:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm will once again be the site for Flags for Our Heroes. Hundreds of America flags, sponsored by residents and businesses to recognize community heroes, will be on display May 27 through 29.
The opening ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. on May 27. This activity is coordinated by the Rotary Clubs of Montgomery Village and Gaithersburg. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Memorial Day Observance
May 30, 2017
Christman Park | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Loyalty and patriotism will be on full display as the City of Gaithersburg joins the nation in honoring all who have given their lives in military service at its Memorial Day Observance on May 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Christman Park. The public is invited to join the Mayor and City Council, City staff and honored guests in a tribute to Gaithersburg’s sons and daughters who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
A special Memorial Day video featuring two local veterans from World War II is available on the City’s YouTube channel. Click here to view video.
The patriotic ceremony will include words and music to commemorate the occasion and a solemn wreath-laying ceremony. At the event, guests will be invited to fill out a card and provide a 4×6 photograph for a Book of Tribute, honoring friends and family members who serve.
Christman Park, named for Lt. William J. Christman III, a Gaithersburg resident who was killed in Vietnam, is located at 304 West Deer Park Road in Gaithersburg. Groups or individuals interested in attending or participating in the Memorial Day Observance may contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture.