Richmond neighborhoodsMemorial Day is a time to honor those who have served and given their lives in service to the United States of America. Each year thousands of Americans honor these heroes with parades, ceremonies, fireworks and more. Events have been planned to allow residents of Richmond neighborhoods to remember and pay tribute to those that have fallen.

Rocketts Red Glare

Residents looking to celebrate Memorial Day with music, food and fireworks will want to stop by Rocketts Landing on Sunday, May 26, 2013 for the Rocketts Red Glare. Festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. with The Kings of Swing expected to start playing at 6:30 p.m.  Food trucks from RVA Street Foodies will be at the event to provide delicious fare including: Chupacabra, Soul Ice, King of Pops, Habaneros, The Dog Wagon, Curbside Creations Food Truck, Sideways Mobile Bistro and The Meatball Company. The event will conclude with a firework show beginning at 9 p.m.

This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public, so bring your blanket or chairs and celebrate Memorial Day along the James River. For more information, visit www.Richmond.com.

Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 27, 2013, celebrate Memorial Day with an inspirational tribute that is dedicated to the proposition that Freedom is Never Free. Highlights of the ceremony will include patriotic music, memorial wreath laying, playing of Taps and a speech from Governor Bob McDonnell. This event takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. and will take place rain or shine at the Virginia War Memorial.

Later in the day on Monday, members of the Thomas Jefferson High School Corps of Cadets Alumni Band will offer an informal concert of patriotic music in the Shrine of Memory. Visitors to the Virginia War Memorial will enjoy this talented group of musicians from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information on these events, visit www.vawarmemorial.org.

Memorial Day is a great time to honor those who have fallen and recognize those who currently fight for our freedom. Boone Homes encourages residents of our Richmond communities to bring your family and friends to these local events for a time of celebration and remembrance.