A day to remember fallen heroes, Memorial Day is Monday. Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens will honor lost veterans with a ceremony and displays of pageantry.
The 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band and color guard units from the Maryland National Guard, the Korean War Veterans Association, Maryland Chapter and the Elkridge Young Marines will participate.
Korean War veterans will be recognized on this, the 50th anniversary of the end of the conflict.
There will also be a tribute to the men and women serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Speakers will include Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Brig. Gen. Charles A. Morgan III of the Maryland Air National Guard.
A Memorial Day observance is also planned at Loudon Park National Cemetery. The James A. Garfield Camp No. 1, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will honor the fallen with prayers, orations and military salutes. Brig. Gen. Thomas Wilkerson of the U.S. Marine Corps will offer an address.
The Maryland Heritage Vocal Ensemble and Gilmore's Light Ensemble will play period music. Children in attendance will be offered flowers to place at the Unknown Dead Monument. And all visitors will participate in a decoration of the graves.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is comprised of descendants of Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Memorial Day ceremonies at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, Circle of the Immortals, 200 E. Padonia Road in Timonium, will begin at 11 a.m. Monday. Admission is free. Call 410-666-0490. The ceremonies at Loudon Park National Cemetery, 3445 Frederick Road, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Admission is free. Call 410-426-8190.