Memorial Day events around Culpeper

National Cemetery

 

The annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Jointly sponsored by VFW Post 2524, American Legion Post 330, and the staff of Culpeper National Cemetery, these occasions are always moving tributes to the members of America’s military. Music will be provided by the Culpeper County High School band under the director of Mr. Duane Clore. The keynote speaker is Rev. Sanford Reaves, Jr. of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Locust Grove who is also president of the Culpeper Branch NAACP. Ms. Mary Elder, director of training and workforce development for the National Cemetery Administration, will also speak. An informal reception hosted by the Heritage Girls will be held immediately after the ceremony at the VFW Post 2524 post home on Sperryville Pike.

 

Town Refuse Schedule

Town Offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Trash and recycling schedule will be as follows:

Monday 05/30/16: Holiday; no refuse collection or recycling pickup

Tuesday 05/31/16: Monday & Tuesday’s refuse collection; cardboard recycling pickup

Wednesday 06/01/16: Regular refuse collection

Thursday 06/02/16: Regular refuse collection

Friday 06/03/16: Regular refuse collection

 

Carts need to be set out by 6:30 a.m. on your day of collection.

 

Car Wash Event

Local businessmen Steve Corbin and Tom Boyd are great supporters of this country’s military. This year their annual Memorial Day Car Wash will once again offer the Ultimate Wash for just $8 for all active military service members. As an added expression of gratitude to fellow citizens who serve unselfishly in rolls that contribute to this country being a free and safe place, they are extending this special to all law enforcement personnel both uniformed and in support roles, all fire and rescue personnel and all emergency services personnel (EMT’s and support).

An attendant will be at the Culpeper Car Wash at 618 Sperryville Pike from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. or later if required. Rainout date is Tuesday, May 31.

Please be prepared to identify yourself to attendant.

Be prepared with cash. Credit cards cannot be processed at this event.

“We look forward to providing this benefit and express our sincere appreciation to all,” said owners Steve Corbin and Tom Boyd.

 

White House Band

If you heard them during the holidays, you won’t want to miss them.

The White House Band is a group of some of the finest musicians in the world who at some point in their careers played at The White House with our nation’s Washington-based military bands, and they’re coming to the State Theatre for a Memorial Day Concert to honor our fallen soldiers. Special performance starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20/adults, $10/youth.

State Theatre located at 305 S. Main Street in Culpeper. Contact (540) 829-0292. Email tix@culpepertheatre.org or look to their website at www.culpepertheatre.org

 

Old House Vineyards

To celebrate Memorial Day, Old House Vineyards will have wine tastings, spirit tastings in the distillery and catch/release fishing at the pond. Pizzas will be served from noon – 4 p.m. (or until sold out). Live music from 1-4 p.m.

Located in Stevensburg at 18351 Corkys Lane. Contact (540) 423-1032 or info@oldhousevineyards.com

 

Colonial Williamsburg

Beginning June 1, Colonial Williamsburg’s Honoring Service to America program expands year-round to offer a complimentary Single-day admission ticket for active-duty military, reserve and National Guard personnel and up to three direct dependents, while each year retirees and veterans qualify for 50 percent off a Single-day ticket or Annual Passes for up to five direct dependents.

 

The promotion is part of a Foundation initiative to further honor military service and follows the official May 26 opening of Liberty Lounge, a new complimentary space where ticketed Colonial Williamsburg military guests can relax and recharge in the Revolutionary City.

 

The Honoring Service to America program will continue to offer free Colonial Williamsburg admission to all military personnel and their dependents during the Memorial Day and Veterans Day weekends, supported since 2015 by a $100,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation.

 

Eligible guests may take advantage of these offers onsite at ticket locations including the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and the Lumber House and Merchants Square ticket offices. Additional information is available online at colonialwilliamsburg.com/military or by calling 855-296-6627.