JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The City of Jacksonville will hold a different type of Memorial Day observance this year.
Mayor Lenny Curry announced last week the city will hold a virtual ceremony, streamed on the city's YouTube page and other social media accounts at 8 a.m. Monday.
It will feature remarks from local officials, military leadership, musical selections from the Voices of Jacksonville, Navy Band Southeast, Jacksonville Pipes and Drums and many more, Curry said.
"With the second largest memorial wall in the nation and installations from nearly every military branch calling Jacksonville home, it is no secret that Memorial Day is a big deal here," the city said in a news release. "We were looking forward to hosting our annual Memorial Day service at the Veterans Memorial Wall like we do every year. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are bringing you the service virtually this year. There will be speeches from City and military leaders, songs from the Voices of Jacksonville, and music from Navy Band Southeast."
Watch the city's virtual ceremony below:
The city went on to say, "We thank you for watching and hope you take a moment today to reflect and remember those who gave all and those that continue to serve our country to keep us safe."