The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at North Little Rock. The first planning meeting for all potential volunteers is set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the cemetery.

In 2013, more than 700 people attended the ceremony at the cemetery. It was an effort only accomplished by the hard work and dedication of those who gave of their time to place flags on each tombstone, donated time to assist with parking, escorting visitors and so much more.

Anyone interested in helping this year is invited to attend the meeting.

If an organization would like to provide a wreath for display during the event, contact Public Affairs Officer Kelly Ferguson at