AFA & AFSA Host Memorial Day Ceremony at Air Force Memorial

May 14, 2015, 10:30 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) and the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) invite the public to join their commemorative Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015, at the Air Force Memorial. This event is open to all.

This annual event serves as an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to the many service members who have died in service to this nation. Several wreaths will be placed at the Air Force Memorial on this day of remembrance in honor of the many generations of military heroes.

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody will be the keynote speaker at the ceremony. Cody represents the highest enlisted level of leadership, and as such, provides direction for the enlisted force. He serves as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of the enlisted force.

AFA Acting President Maj Gen (Ret.) Mark Barrett and AFSA Chief Executive Officer CMSgt (Ret.) Rob Frank will also speak on behalf of their associations.

Planned activities include an invocation, special readings, the laying of wreaths, and the sounding of Taps. There will be an opportunity available for individuals and organizations to lay smaller wreaths and/or flowers in memory of their family, friends, and organizational members. Contact the Air Force Memorial Office at 703.979.0674, or, with questions or for wreath ordering suggestions.

Located in Arlington, Virginia, the Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifice of America's Airmen. The Memorial is the scene for more than 250 activities each year to include military retirement, promotion and re-enlistment ceremonies, Honor Flight and student tours, wreath-laying ceremonies, and other special events. Please go to our Memorial website at for a list of events and directions.

Note: Parking at the Memorial is limited but a free trolley service will be provided. Please visit for more information.

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.

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SOURCE Air Force Association