Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced that due to the pandemic and Stay-At-Home Order, the 47th Annual Memorial Day Service will be held virtually on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Historic Ivy Hill Cemetery.
The Joint Memorial Day Service, with Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad, American Legion Post 60 and Laurel Police Department, will start at 9:30am, with the placement of wreaths at each Memorial site and then the program will begin around 11:00am.
You can watch the whole event Live on the City of Laurel’s Facebook page, City of Laurel - Government.
It will also be available, in a full-edited version that includes the placement of flags at Ivy Hill Cemetery by the American Legion, on Laurel TV on Monday, May 25, 2020, at 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Laurel TV can be watched on Comcast 996/71; Verizon 12; or via webstreaming at LaurelTV.org.
The Memorial Day Service program began in 1975, planned by the membership of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary. Since that time, members of the Laurel Police Department, Laurel Rescue Squad and American Legion Post 60, have participated.
With the pandemic limiting the number of people allowed to congregate, Mayor Craig A. Moe, the Laurel City Council, and only a member from each organization will gather to remember deceased members of our organizations and will follow strict coronavirus protocols.
Be sure to watch and help us celebrate, honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
For more information, please call the Office of the Mayor at 301-725-5300 ext. 2125.