Memorial Day event changes due to weather

Some events have been changed, others have been canceled

Veterans commemoration ceremony at the D-Day Memorial

BEDFORD, Va. – The rainy weather has forced some event changes for Memorial Day 2023.

National D-Day Memorial

The National D-Day Memorial Foundation says they are suspending the in-person ceremony on the Memorial’s outdoor plaza due and the commemoration will now be a livestream event.

The ceremony will be livestreamed at 11 a.m. at or Facebook. The event will feature keynote speakers Rear Adm. Michael J. Steffen and Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears.

Organizers say D-Day Society members, sponsors, and those who purchased bricks for dedication and previously RSVPed to the in-person event are asked to check their email.

American Legion Post 93 of Buchanan

Due to inclement weather, the American Legion Post 93 Memorial Day Ceremony will be at Solomon’s Mission (592 Lowe St, Buchanan, VA 24066) at 11 a.m. This is a change of location from Fairview Cemetery in Buchanan.

Boat-In Concert at Smith Mountain Lake

The boat-in concert at Smith Mountain Lake has been canceled and rescheduled to July 2. The proceeds benefit the Free Clinic of Franklin County. Instead of tickets, you can donate on

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