Thomas James

National Cemetery

Even though the annual Memorial Day ceremony will not be held, the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island will be open this weekend. It will be open for visitors from 8 am until 8 pm Saturday through Monday. 

Although no formal ceremony will be held Friday, First Army, based on Arsenal Island, will celebrate an important anniversary - for itself and for the nation. It's V-E Day, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, and First Army played a key role in that victory.

First Army

First Army will welcome a new leader on Monday. During an Assumption of Command Ceremony, Lieutenant General Thomas James will become the 39th commanding general.