Monday, May 23, 2011

City to Hold Memorial Day Program at Carillon

The City of Richmond will hold its annual Memorial Day Program at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 30, at the Carillon in Byrd Park, 1300 Blanton Avenue.
This event is free to the public and open to all who wish to honor those who have served Virginia and the nation. The program will include a selection of patriotic music, presentation of a memorial wreath, and a concert on the Carillon bells by city Carillonneur Larry Robinson.
Retired veteran Dr. Dean Decker of the Richmond Memorial Rifle Squad will be the featured guest speaker, and he will present a program on the history of Memorial Day.
The 240-foot Carillon was built as a permanent memorial to the heroic efforts of Virginia’s World War I servicemen and servicewomen following the enactment of a World War Memorial Commission by the Virginia General Assembly in 1928.