Flames of Memory

The Flames of Memory event is canceled for Friday, December 13, 2019.

The luminarias can be viewed at the Memorial on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 6-9p.m. both nights.

We are monitoring the weather for the weekend and will pass along any updates here.

You may also call 866-935-0700 to check the status before you travel.


As twilight deepens and obscures the Blue Ridge, the Memorial will honor the 4,414 men killed on D-Day. Arranged throughout the National D-Day Memorial, thousands of luminarias will shine in recognition of Overlord’s fallen and in tribute to the ultimate sacrifice each made to relight the lamp of freedom.

Nomad Coffee will be on-site each night with hot drinks to help you stay warm while exploring the event.

Purchase a luminaria for 2019 here.

New for 2019: Christmas in Wartime on Saturday, December 14 with G.I. Santa, crafts, and more! Click here to learn more.

The luminaria display is sponsored by the Virginia Moose Association and the Virginia Elks Association.