May 28, 2018 @ 9:00AM — 10:00AM
A special ceremony paying tribute to the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during WWII.
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial invites you to join us as we pay tribute to the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during WWII during a special Memorial Day Observance at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
The ceremony will feature a keynote address by Arthur Chotin whose father Army SSgt. Max Chotin died in Belgium on November 3, 1945 at the age of 30. His son, Arthur, was just shy of 11 months old. Arthur was raised by his mother, Sylvia, who never remarried. Arthur has had a distinguished career in law and has had leadership positions on several presidential campaigns. He is a member of the American WWII Orphans Network, working to keep his father's memory, and the memories of all who died during WWII, alive in the hearts and minds of current and future generations.
As part of the commemoration, a dozen World War II veterans will lay wreaths at the Freedom Wall in remembrance of their fallen brothers and sisters.
If you are a World War II veteran, or know of one, who would like to participate
in the Memorial Day Observance at the WWII Memorial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!