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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Norfolk Honors Service Members with Memorial Day Ceremony

NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk honors the sacrifice of our nation’s service members during the annual Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony, Monday, May 29, at 2 p.m. The ceremony takes place at the Victory Rover Pier adjacent to the Armed Forces Memorial at 1 Waterside Drive.

Guest speaker is Ms. Sonya Smith, U.S. Air Force Reserve veteran and the first African American to serve as the Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services. Smith is a proud Norfolk State University alumna and serves on the U.S. Veteran Affairs Research Advisory Committee for Gulf War Illness. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Veterans Affairs Advisory Commission.

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