On the last Monday in May, Dulaney Valley hosts one of the best-known Memorial Day ceremonies in the Baltimore area. The ceremony, held within the Circle of Immortals section of the cemetery, is a traditional, patriotic gathering to honor all Marylanders who have paid the highest price in defense of our nation.
The patriotic observance has been so well received over the years that, in an editorial, the Baltimore SUN described the ceremony as: "Memorial Day, the way it used to be celebrated." The event typically attracts more than 1,000 people.
On Memorial Day, in 1998, the American Legion dedicated the official Baltimore County World War II and Korean War Memorial at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens to those who gave their lives to defend and preserve the Liberties of America, and for recognizing all Veterans and families who survived the tragedies of war. All development costs were paid by the cemetery along with a commitment to care for the Memorial in perpetuity.
Dulaney Valley invites you to attend our Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who served our country. The first act of honoring is the simple act of remembering.
Here you can view a video of our 2014 Memorial Day ceremony.