Fallen Heroes Day
In 1986, on the first Friday in May, Dulaney Valley sponsored Maryland's first Fallen Heroes Day. In 1990, the Maryland Legislature passed a resolution calling for a yearly commemoration of public servants; a day on which Dulaney Valley hosts a memorial service, attended by more than 1,200 people. The ceremony commemorates the members of Maryland's Public Safety Community who lost their lives in the line of duty during the previous twelve months. Prior to the ceremony, Dulaney hosts the Healing Hearts Reception for the survivors, families and friends of the Fallen Heroes.
Fallen Heroes Day is the only statewide ceremony that recognizes all branches of the Public Safety Community. Dulaney Valley invites you to join us the first Friday in May to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty, to support the survivors, and to thank our everyday heroes - those who risk their lives to ensure our safety.
On the last Monday in May, Dulaney Valley hosts one of the best-known Memorial Day ceremonies in the Baltimore area. The ceremony, held within the Circle of Immortals section of the cemetery, is a traditional, patriotic gathering to honor all Marylanders who have paid the highest price in defense of our nation.
The patriotic observance has been so well received over the years that, in an editorial, the Baltimore SUN described the ceremony as: "Memorial Day, the way it used to be celebrated." The event typically attracts more than 1,000 people.
On Memorial Day, in 1998, the American Legion dedicated the official Baltimore County World War II and Korean War Memorial at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens to those who gave their lives to defend and preserve the Liberties of America, and for recognizing all Veterans and families who survived the tragedies of war. All development costs were paid by the cemetery along with a commitment to care for the Memorial in perpetuity.
Dulaney Valley invites you to attend our Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women who served our country. The first act of honoring is the simple act of remembering.
All Saints' Day
A special memorial celebration to honor loved ones lost the prior year. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Held the first Sunday after All Hallows’ Eve.