Memorial Day Observance

The last Monday in May is set aside to remember those men and women who died in military service to their country. Lexington’s official observance ceremony is held annually at The Lexington National Cemetery, located just inside the front gates of The Lexington Cemetery. The service is held annually at 11 a.m. and includes featured remarks, the presentation of The Colors, playing of “Taps,” and a 3-volley salute. Participants include the members of American Legion Man O’ War Post No. 8 and its Ladies Auxiliary.

2019 Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 27 • 11:00 a.m. to Noon

Featured Speaker:

Lieutenant Colonel April M. Brown 

 Kentucky Army National Guard

Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs


Past Memorial Day Events

2011 Memorial Day Photo Gallery

2011 Memorial Day Video

2010 Memorial Day Photo Gallery

2010 Memorial Day Video

Video Highlights from 2009 Memorial Day Observance
Presentation of Colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance
Commissioner Margaret Plattner, LCDR (Ret.) USN
Placing of Wreath/Rifle Team/Taps




2009 Memorial Day Photo Gallery

Video Highlights from 2008 Memorial Day Observance

 Presentation of Colors
 Mayor Jim Newberry
 Placing of Wreath/Amazing Grace
 Rifle Team/Taps

2007 Memorial Day Photo Gallery

2003-04 Memorial Day Photo Gallery