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IAVA | May 24, 2016

Read: The last Monday of every May – Memorial Day 2016

On the last Monday of every May, we as a nation take time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice made in the line of duty by members of the Armed Forces. As a member driven organization of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, we try to provide opportunities for our members to collectively remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Here is a collection of events that IAVA is participating in and events where IAVA members our leading their own events.


New York City, New York
National 9/11 Memorial Rescue and Recovery Worker Recognition – This is a special ceremony to honor the sacrifices of all rescue and recovery workers on Thursday, May 26th at 5:30pm.
Top Gun on the flight deck of the Intrepid – IAVA has limited tickets to watch this iconic Navy fighter pilot movie on Friday, May 27th. Doors open at 7pm and the film will start at 8pm.
– Memorial Day Ceremony on the Intrepid – Join IAVA on the flight deck of the Intrepid on Monday, May 30th at 11:30am to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving. The event will take place on Pier 86 and is free and open to the public.
Take the Pledge – Pledge to #GoSilent with IAVA at Pier 86 outside the Intrepid. IAVA will have a display table and tent and will be asking folks to pledge to #GoSilent on Memorial Day Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm.

Washington, DC
VetTogether with Gunny R. Lee Ermey – Getting ready for Rolling Thunder, IAVA and Victory Motorcycles will host a VetTogether with iconic Marine Drill Instructor R. Lee Ermey on the National Mall Saturday, May 28th 12-5pm.
Rolling Thunder – IAVA members are invited to join Victory Motorcycles and R. Lee Ermey at Rolling Thunder Sunday, may 29th beginning at 6:30am.
National Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery – IAVA members are invited to join us at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, May 30th at the welcome center at 8:30am.

Member leaders across the country are hosting their own events. Please be sure to check our VetTogether map if you don’t see an event near you.

Arlington, VA
Decatur, GA
San Francisco, CA
Dallas, TX
Plymouth, MI

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