May 27, 2017
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 72401
Annual Fredericksburg National Cemetery Illumination
Every year on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, the park hosts an annual Illumination at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. The luminaria pays tribute to soldiers who have given their lives for this country. To honor those soldiers, members of the Mattaponi and Aquia Districts of the Boy Scouts of America and the Commonwealth Council Girl Scouts of the USA light 15,300 candles in the cemetery –one for each soldier buried there. In addition, a bugler played "Taps" every 30 minutes during the evening and park staff posted throughout the cemetery told the stories of soldiers interred there. Call the park for additional details.