Here’s a rundown of Memorial Day services and events in the Anchorage area:
Anchorage Remembers Memorial Day service, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Delaney Park Strip at Ninth Avenue and I Street
The Municipality of Anchorage will be hosting a one-hour event at the Delaney Park Strip with keynote speakers including Mayor Dave Bronson and Lt. Gen. David Krumm, Alaska’s senior military officer. The service starts at 9:30 a.m.
Fort Richardson National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony, noon Monday, 58-512 Davis Highway on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Music begins at 11:30 a.m. ahead of the noon ceremony. Community members without a Defense Department ID can preregister for access to the cemetery by calling 907-552-6910 between noon and 4 p.m. Thursday and providing their personal information for a criminal background check. After that, visitors can visit the Fort Richardson Visitor Control Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to seek access to the ceremony and undergo a background check.
Mat-Su Veterans Wall of Honor Memorial Day ceremony, 1 p.m. Monday, 801 Wasilla-Fishhook Road
The Air National Guard Band of the South will perform before and after the ceremony Monday afternoon in Wasilla.
Memorial Day fundraiser, 3 p.m. Monday, 5021 O’Malley Road
Revive Alaska Community Services is hosting a community fundraiser for homeless veterans and seniors on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. The food truck, Mr. Darryl’s Southern BBQ will be hanging out at 5021 O’Malley Road, next to the Alaska Zoo, to help raise support for a new housing solution designed to house up to 240 veterans.
Nuvision Memorial Day events, times and locations vary
Nuvision Federal Credit Union Alaska is organizing Memorial Day events all weekend, starting with a gas card giveaway on Friday. Active duty service members and veterans are invited to stop by the Nuvision Financial Center in Anchorage for a $25 gas card from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locations across the state will also be participating in the giveaway.
On Sunday, they are organizing a cleanup at the Anchorage Memorial Cemetery with the American Legion Jack Henry Post 1 and the Auxiliary Legion to restore the Veterans’ Tract of the cemetery. Volunteers will be out there from noon to 4 p.m.
Then on Memorial Day, there will be a barbecue with live music and giveaways at the American Legion Jack Henry Post 1. Local veterans, active duty service members and their families are invited to enjoy good food and music from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday.