Memorial Day ceremony to be Held at Wicomico Civic Center May 27

Exterior of the wicomico youth and civic center in Salisbury, MD

SALISBURY, MD – Wicomico County’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.

The ceremony will take place at the Wicomico War Veterans’ Memorial in front of the Wicomico Civic Center. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Wicomico Civic Center’s Midway Room. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event, which is organized by members of the Wicomico County War Memorial Committee.

The annual ceremony honors Wicomico County veterans who died in the line of duty. There will be a lowering of the colors by the Wicomico County JROTC, ringing of the Red Knights Memorial Bell, branch prayers, and a volley of arms by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. Veterans and their families will be recognized during the ceremony, including a special family tribute to Gold Star Mothers. War Memorial Committee members will perform the Reading of Veterans’ Names, which recognizes those Wicomico County residents who have fallen in the line of service.

In 2002, a group of veterans from all branches of the military came together to honor and preserve the memory of Wicomico County’s fallen heroes. As a result, the Wicomico War Veterans’ Memorial was erected at the Wicomico Civic Center, which is itself a living war memorial to all veterans. Flags from each service branch, along with a United States, Maryland, Wicomico County and the POW-MIA flag, now proudly fly over a brick wall displaying bronze plaques with the names of Wicomico County’s fallen veterans beginning with World War I.

To learn more about the Wicomico War Veterans’ Memorial and the men and women it was built to honor, visit