Immediate Release

Secretary of Defense Hosts Wreath Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

May 21, 2020

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper will host a wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 25, at 9 a.m. EDT to honor our men and women in uniform who have died while serving our nation.

The Secretary will be joined by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, and other senior government and defense officials.

The event will be live-streamed on

Later in the day, Secretary Esper and Gen. Milley will join the President and other members of the administration for a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry, MD.