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National Cemetery Administration


National Day of Service 2023

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). 2023 is the 5th year NCA is partnering with Carry The Load.

WHEN: Monday, September 11, at 10:00 a.m. (local time) except Quantico, Alexandria, Culpeper in Virginia and Baltimore National Cemeteries in Maryland, which will start at 9:00 a.m. (local time). National Day of Service events at Houston National Cemetery in Texas and Baton Rouge National Cemetery in Louisiana will start at 8 a.m. (local time) on, Saturday, September 9.

WHERE: 66 participating National Cemeteries (see list below).

WHY: Recognize the 22nd 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. Monday, September 11, 2023. VA Remembers 9 11. 22 Year Commemoration.

List of Participating VA National Cemeteries: