JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord will honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the United States with a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Camp Lewis Cemetery on JBLM Lewis Main.

Colonel Nicole Lucas, JBLM Garrison commander, will be the guest speaker. She will place a wreath on the marker honoring the Soldiers, Airmen, Civilians, men and women who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the United States of America.

The I Corps Army Band will provide the music and an Army and Air Force Honor Guard will present the colors. A salute battery will fire a 21-gun salute to honor fallen comrades, followed by the playing of "Taps."

In addition to the ceremony on JBLM, Soldiers and Airmen will participate in nine Memorial Day observances throughout the Puget Sound region, to include providing the guest speaker for the Washington State Capitol Rotunda Memorial Day Ceremony in Olympia 10:30 a.m., May 27.

Guests without an installation access pass will be required to obtain a pass from the JBLM Visitor Center at exit 120 on Interstate 5.