Norfolk will honor the ultimate sacrifice of military men and women during its annual Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place at Wisconsin Square, adjacent to the Lone Sailor statue.
As part of the ceremony, the city will dedicate the Norfolk Trail of Honor, nine plaques featuring the names of Norfolk service members who received the Medal of Honor. Plaques include Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, World War II and Vietnam. Included among the names is the first African-American to earn the Medal of Honor, Sgt. William Carney and the youngest Marine to receive the award, Pfc. Jacklyn “Jack” Lucas.
The ceremony is hosted by Mayor Paul D. Fraim, members of Norfolk City Council and members of the Veterans Affairs Commission. Thelma Drake is the featured speaker.