Memorial Day Service at Ft Bliss
Fort Bliss officials and 1st Armored Division Soldiers
will conduct a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27 at 9a.m., at the Fort
Bliss National Cemetery.
The service will be conducted in honor of the service men and women of the
United States who gave their lives in the defense of this country.
During the memorial service the Commanding General of 1st Armored Division
and Fort Bliss, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard will deliver an address to honor
the fallen men and women of the United States Armed Forces and 1st Armored
The memorial service will also include a 21 Gun Salute provided by a salute
battery, firing the 75-millimeter howitzer.
For nearly 238 years, America’s Armed Forces have paid with their lives for
the freedoms and dreams we all enjoy today.
Veterans, veterans’ organizations and the general public are invited to this
The main entrance / gate to the cemetery, on Fred Wilson, will be CLOSED to
vehicular traffic for the duration of this event; the walk-in gate will be
OPEN to pedestrians.
Visitors to the Memorial Day Service are encouraged to use SHERIDAN GATE for
access to the National Cemetery.
Parking will be on JEB Stuart and Haan Road’s, on Fort Bliss, directly to
the side and behind the cemetery.
Vehicles entering Fort Bliss must present a valid driver’s license, and have
available proof of insurance, safety sticker and registration.