This special Memorial Day ceremony officially recognizes the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. The program begins at 11 a.m. Special music by Brass 5. Keynote speaker is Alex Kershaw, journalist and a New York Times bestselling author of books on World War II including The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate D-Day Sacrifice. There will be a book signing following the ceremony for his newest release, The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II. Books will be available for purchase in the Memorial’s gift store. Admission is free until noon. The latest installment of veteran bricks will also be dedicated. Guests are asked to bring their own chair. Call (540) 586-3329 or visit www.dday.org for more information.