Observing Memorial Day and more news happening today

What's News Today (WSLS 10)

Good morning!

Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines across Southwest Virginia:

  • Temporary lane closures could impact your commute starting today in Lynchburg. Crews will be working on nearly a dozen streets as they install new utility lines. Work will take place daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • In Dublin, the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony, honoring the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Flags have been placed on all graves by volunteers. The event begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • American Legion Post 93 in Buchanan will commemorate Memorial Day. There’s an event this morning at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery. Congressman Ben Cline and District 9 Commander Mike Elliott will speak.
  • The multi-day Walk for Appalachia’s Future will make a stop in Southwest Virginia today. The group is making stops in communities along the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, shedding light on the group’s fight for environmental justice and renewable energy.
  • Lynchburg’s One Community One Voice will hold an ENOUGH Rally today. These events are meant to unite residents after violent crimes locally and across the country. Today’s event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miller Park.
  • The National D-Day Memorial will observe Memorial Day with ‘Remembering Their Sacrifice.’ Former Vietnam POW Dave Carey will speak at the service. Gates open at 10 a.m. with the ceremony starting at 11 a.m. Admission is free until noon.
  • The Bedford International Alliance will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony this afternoon, honoring the Bedford Boys, who died on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Following the ceremony, flowers will be placed on the graves. The service begins at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery.
  • People will gather today at Lynchburg’s Monument Terrace at 11 a.m. to observe Memorial Day. This year’s observance will highlight the stories of three people from Lynchburg, who were awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • A ceremony will be held in Roanoke today to recognize and give back to our greatest heroes who died during service to the nation. During the ceremony, the Roanoke Valley War Memorial will also be recognized with a wreath-laying. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza on 202 Church Ave.

Have a great Monday!

About the Author:

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.