Hundreds of people attended two Memorial Day ceremonies in Anchorage on Monday. The Municipality of Anchorage hosted the first Monday morning at the Veterans’ Memorial on the Delaney Park Strip. Later in the day, the annual ceremony at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson began with the American flag being raised to full staff.

Kyle Kaiser visited the headstone of a friend and fellow paratrooper Army Sgt. First Class Christopher R. Brevard that he deployed to Iraq with and was later killed by a roadside bomb (IED) on Mar. 16, 2007 while they were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Kaiser paid his respects with his son Kyle, daughter Kayla and wife Kathleen while attending the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Monday, May 27, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Bob Thomason, who flew F-100 fighter jets during the Vietnam War, walks with friend Georg' Meyer while attending the Memorial Day ceremony at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Three-volley salute by paratroopers from the 6th Engineer Battalion during the Fort Richardson National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Dozens of people attended the Memorial Day ceremony at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Monday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Ted Stearns plays Taps during the ceremony at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery. (Bill Roth / ADN)
James Perrin Jr. visits the headstone of his dad James Perrin Sr., who served in both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Perrin Jr. attended the Memorial Day ceremony at the Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Monday. (Bill Roth / ADN)
Michael Haller (middle with beard) and his grandsons Edward Haller (behind the wreath), and Rolan Haller present a wreath during the Memorial Day ceremony on the Park Strip Monday, May 27, 2019. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Members of the Alaska Military Youth Academy listen to a speech during the ceremony on the Park Strip. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Navy veteran Sidestep, a member of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club, prepares to bring the boots forward for the Fallen Warrior ceremony during the Memorial Day remembrance on the Park Strip. Pipe Major Ian White, of the Crow Creek Pipes waits to play Amazing Grace for the fallen warrior. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Ian White of the Crow Creek Pipes steps forward to play Amazing Grace for the Fallen Warrior ceremony during the Memorial Day remembrance. (Anne Raup / ADN)
Elijah Oudin, 5, looks around the crowd during the Memorial Day ceremony. (Anne Raup / ADN)
A small bouquet of forget-me-nots rests on the steps of the Veterans' Memorial during the Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27, 2019. (Anne Raup / ADN)