On May 23, 2015, (rain date Sunday, May 24), more than 15,300 candles will illuminate the Fredericksburg National Cemetery for the twentieth annual illumination honoring those who have given their lives for their country.
This program includes a historical walking tour to highlight individual stories as visitors view the thousands of lighted candles. Each honors one of the soldiers buried in the cemetery situated atop the battlefield landmark Marye's Heights. Taps will be played every 30 minutes.
Due to limited parking, a free shuttle service will operate from the University of Mary Washington parking lot on the corner of William Street and Sunken Road. Handicapped parking will be available in the parking lot behind the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, with another shuttle operating between that point and the cemetery.
Please note that pets are not permitted in the cemetery.