Asheville Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony cancelled due to rain

Citizen-Times file photo Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer participates in a previous Memorial Day ceremony.
Citizen-Times file photo

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, right, will make remarks
during the Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony.


Updated information:

We honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, but unfortunately due to a weather forecast predicting heavy rain, today’s Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony has been cancelled.



Earlier announcement:

The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage in Pack Square Park, starting at 2:30 p.m. May 28.

The Asheville High School Quintet Band will perform before, after and during the ceremony. Asheville’s noted choral group The Reuter Center Singers will also perform at the ceremony.

A Recognition of Service presentation to our Armed Forces and community first responders will be given by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chairman Brownie Newman. Other ceremony participants include Sergeant Major Howard Keith Long, United States Marine Corps (Ret.), and Chair of the Mayor’s Committee for Veteran Affairs Carlos McNeil.

A commemoration wreath will be presented in honor of members of the Armed Forces and Asheville and Buncombe County emergency responders, and in commemoration of those who have sacrificed their lives in service to this country and community.

The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Carlos McNeil at 828-298-7911, Ext. 5270, or