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National Cemetery Administration


National Day of Service 2022

The Patriot Day "National Day of Service" has three components: brief ceremony and instructions to volunteers; headstone cleaning or another public service; and posting on a Veteran's personal profile page found on VA's Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM).

WHEN: Friday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) except Quantico, Alexandria, Culpeper and Baltimore National Cemeteries which will start at 9:00 a.m. (local time). Houston National Cemetery will hold its Day of Service event on Saturday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. (local time).

WHERE: Participating National Cemeteries (see list below).

WHY: Recognize the 21st Commemoration of September 11 through public service at VA National Cemeteries.

WHAT: Headstone cleaning or another activity as designated by the local national cemetery director.

PARTNERS: Carry The Load.

POST: Write a tribute or post a photo on VA's Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM).

HOW TO REGISTER: Find a participating VA National Cemetery near you and register at Carry The Load Patriot Day National Day of Service.

National Day of Service. Friday, September 9, 2022. VA Remembers 9 11. 21 Year Commemoration

List of Participating VA National Cemeteries: