Let us remember those who gave their lives for this great country.

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Fort Bliss officials and 1st Armored Division Soldiers will conduct a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m., at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery. 

The service will be conducted in honor of the service men and women of the United States who gave their lives in the defense of this country.

During the memorial service the Commanding General of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Major. General. Dana J.H. Pittard will deliver an address to honor the fallen men and women of the United States Armed Forces and 1st Armored Division.

The memorial service will also include a 21 Gun Salute provided by a salute battery, firing the 75-millimeter howitzer.

Veterans, veterans’ organizations and the general public are invited to this free event. The entrance for the event will be at the walk-in gate to pedestrians; the main entrance on Fred Wilson and gate to the cemetery will be closed.

Visitors to the Memorial Day Service are encouraged to use Sheridan Gate for access to the National Cemetery. Parking will be on JEB Stuart and Haan Road’s, on Fort Bliss, directly to the side and behind the cemetery. Vehicles entering Fort Bliss must present a valid driver’s license, and have available proof of insurance, safety sticker and registration.