Memorial Day weekend events

The following events are planned for Memorial Day weekend:


Flags placed

American Legion Lloyd Williams Post 41 will place U.S. flags on veterans’ graves from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery, 446 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville.



A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Maurertown Cemetery on Maurertown Mill Road.


A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Fishers Hill Cemetery on Copp Road, Strasburg. In case of rain, the service will be moved to Emmanuel Church in Fishers Hill.


Saumsville Christian Church in Maurertown will hold a memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday.


Capt. Charles Seastrunk, who’s father was a former minister, will be the speaker at a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester.



VFW Massanutten Post 2447 in Edinburg will hold a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday honoring veterans that have died in the past year.

Lori Staley and Ashley Everhart will sing the National Anthem. American Legion Post 199 in Woodstock and VFW Post 2447 will present colors. Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter 936 will also participate.

A free luncheon will follow at the VFW Post Home.

Information: Ray Powell at 459-3772.


Lt. Gen. Ben Freakley will be the speaker at a memorial service sponsored by American Legion Post 77 at 11 a.m. Monday at Riverview Cemetery in Strasburg.

Lunch will follow at the post home, 157 E. Washington St., Strasburg. Information: Mike Bischoff at 465-8167.


American Legion Post 21 in Winchester will hold a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Shenandoah Memorial Park, 1270 Front Royal Pike, Winchester (state Route 522 South).

A free lunch for veterans and their families will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the post home, 1730 Berryville Pike, Winchester. Information: 540-662-9501.


The Rev. Dr. Clarence Williams will be the speaker at a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at Good Hope Cemetery in Front Royal sponsored by the Cemetery Association.

Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. Lunch will follow at Shelter 6 at the Warren County Park Bing Crosby Stadium. A free will offering will be accepted.


Clarke County will hold a memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rose Hill Park in Berryville. The theme is “Diversity in Sacrifice, Unity in Remembrance.”

Maj. Gen. Jerry R. Curry, U.S. Army (Retired), will be the speaker.

Curry, a decorated combat veteran, Army aviator, paratrooper and Ranger, enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private during the Korean War and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. In 1982 he was named Washingtonian of the Year. He is the author of “From Private to General, an African American Rises Through the Ranks.”

The Clarke County High School Band and Choir will provide prelude and postlude selections and the National Anthem. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at Barns of Rose Hill adjacent to Rose Hill Park.

A social event and free luncheon will follow at VFW Post 9760 at 425 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville.

Information: Tom Vorisek at 540-955-3717 or tvorisek@comcast.net or Jim Wink at 540-554-8291 or jimwink@erols.com.


The fifth annual Memorial Day community celebration will be held starting at 4 p.m. Monday at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 4808 S. Valley Pike, Harrisonburg.

Included will be live music, food vendors, children’s activities and more. Information: 800-729-2239.