Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer and with it there are numerous events to enjoy. But before we break out the barbecue or head off to the park let’s set our watches to 3pm to remind us so we can participate in The National Moment of Remembrance. All Americans are encouraged to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.
Events to honor our fallen heroes
American Flags and Motorcycles paying tribute. The flag display and salute along with the official Ceremony are free. Phoenix National Cemetary, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. For $10 donation you can sponsor a flag. Register online. Free.
In 2016: Monday, May 30 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. More »
Honoring our fallen police officers, firefighters and veterans at Cesar Chavez Park, 7858 S. 35th Ave in Phoenix. There will be a water play area, bounce houses, live music, police and fire demonstrations, fireworks. Family-friendly, free admission. For more information call 602-262-7492. Banners with photos of fallen police officers and firefighters will be on display through July 6 at “Hero Lanes”: Baseline Road between 35th and 47th Avenues and Washington Street between 7th Street and 9th Avenue.
In 2016: Friday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. More »
The public is invited to attend the Pioneers’ Cemetary Association’s 33rd annual Memorial Day observance at the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park in Phoenix. This year’s keynote speaker will be Eduardo Pagan, Associate Dean and Professor of History at ASU, author and one of the hosts of the popular PBS series, History Detectives. Several groups of reenactors in historic dress will also take part in the ceremonies. Pioneer & Military Memorial Park, 1317 W. Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ. Parking is available at Wesley Bolin Plaza.
In 2016: Monday, May 30 at 9 a.m. More »
Recreational Activities on Memorial Day
As the kick-off to the summer season, there’s plenty to do on Memorial Day Weekend. After you have paid your respects to our country’s fallen soldiers, you might want to check out these activities!
Get wet and enjoy the day floating down the Salt River. Click here for more information.
For more area events take a look at this list from AZ Central here