From Remembrances to Grilling: Raleigh Memorial Day Guide

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Raleigh! From tributes to barbecues, there’s no shortage of excitement and camaraderie to be found in Raleigh this Memorial Day weekend. Check out our guide for all things Memorial Day. 

Remembrance and Reflection

Memorial Day Remembrance – A patriotic ceremony honoring fallen veterans of all wars and conflicts. More Information

  • When: Monday, May 27, 2024 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Veterans Freedom Park – 1517 N. Harrison Ave. Cary, NC 27513

Memorial Day Ceremony at the State Capitol – a ceremony to honor U.S. Military personnel that died in World Wars and Conflicts. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 am and will have a five-piece band, guest speaker, color guard detail, and the placing of the wreath at the base of the Military Memorial Monument. More Information.

  • When: Monday, May 17, 2024 | 11:00 am
  • Where: North Carolina State Capitol – 1 E Edenton St.

Field of Honor  – Over 500 full-size flags are flown over Memorial Day Weekend to honor veterans, Police, Fire, and EMS. Purchase a flag.

  • When: Memorial Day Weekend
  • Where: 830 Barringer Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
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Garner Veterans Memorial
Field of Honor
Field Of Honor

Garner Veterans Memorial – The Garner Veterans Memorial features pillars with the names of 67 Garner-area veterans who died serving their country as well as a historical narrative about the wars and conflicts in which the nation has been involved. More Info.

  • When: Ongoing
  • Where: 921 Buffaloe Rd., Lake Benson Park, Garner, NC 27529

Grillmaster Essentials

Find all of your grilling needs locally! From tender meats sourced from local farms to handcrafted seasonings and supplies, our neighborhood shops have everything you need to elevate your grill game!

Veteran Owned Businesses

Show your gratitude by shopping at businesses owned and operated by veterans. From local restaurants to retail stores, these businesses embody the resilience, dedication, and entrepreneurial spirit of our veterans. By supporting them, we not only contribute to their success but also help to create opportunities and make a positive impact. This Memorial Day, let’s shop with purpose and pay tribute to those who have served our country.

**Is your business Veteran Owned? Email to be included.**

Memorial Day Sales

  • Beth’s ChristmasStock up on best-selling summer products! Pick up a few favorites and get automatic savings of 35%.
  • Check out Atlantic Gardening’s Memorial Day Sale this weekend! Save up to 40% all weekend long. 
  •  Larry’s Coffee: Save 18% on orders over $35 on Memorial Day! Use code: MEMDAY18
  • Galatea Boutique is partnering with local rescue Pawfect Match. Donate puppy or dog food for 20% off a full-priced clothing item. This special offer is valid from May 22- June 1st.