Memorial Day Celebrations California

Alameda USS Hornet Memorial Day Ceremony

to Honor Veterans Monday, May 29, 2023,  10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 707 W. Hornet Ave.,
Pier 3
Alameda, CA
Memorial admission is $20 and free for veterans with ID 

Annual tradition onboard Bay Area aircraft carrier to include procession and memorial wreath toss

10:20 a.m. The Young American Patriots Fife & Drum Corps of Pleasanton
11 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony

  • MC Russell Moore, Author and Historian
  • US Coast Guard, Base Alameda Color Guard
  • National Anthem Hornet Horn Quartet
  • Chaplain Whatley Prayer
  • Lewis Ross-Reading of In Flanders Field
  • Video George Retelas, Artist, Educator and Historian
  • Short Talk  Keith Hedley RD2, Veteran, Hornet Museum Technology
  • Video  The Lost 74: Melbourne, Evans Collision
  • Wreath Toss
  • Taps with Chaplain Whatley

1 p.m. USS Hornet Official Memorial Squadron Flyover
1:30 p.m. The Young American Patriots Fife & Drum Corps of Pleasanton
2 p.m. Book signing by author Russell Moore: USS Hornet CV-12, Service in War and Peace.

The USS Hornet Museum (Hornet) Memorial Day tribute honoring veterans past and present takes place onboard the ship / museum.  

On Memorial Day, the Hornet will be open to the public 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  A National Historic Landmark, the Hornet is one of the most decorated ships of the U.S. Navy. The Hornet is berthed at

Tours of the ship will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Before and after the ceremony, Hornet visitors are invited to explore the many decks of the ship, from the Captain's Bridge to the immense Engine Room. The carrier's numerous exhibits include 13 Navy and Marine aircraft, ranging from WWII vintage to modern era. The Hornet is also home to the West Coast's largest collection of Apollo Moon Mission artifacts. Families can experience naval history and space exploration firsthand, including the impressive aircraft display, fascinating Apollo Mission exhibit, and an actual flight simulator.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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