Navy SEAL Museum Ft. Pierce

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 2024
Please join the Navy SEAL Museum on Monday, May 27 at 9:00 AM at our annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Free of charge and open to the public, the Memorial Day Ceremony takes place outdoors at the Museum’s Memorial Wall.

Official Program

8:00 AM
Flag Retirement Ceremony

9:00 AM
Memorial Day Ceremony Begins

Commander (SEAL) Grant Mann, USN (Ret.), Museum Executive Director

Presentation of Colors
U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps, American Veterans Division

National Anthem
Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Watkins Pishdad, US Army (Ret.)

Retirement of Colors

Chaplain Robert Bradshaw, CDR, USN (Ret.)

Introduction to Keynote Speaker
Master Chief (SEAL) Rick Kaiser, USN (Ret.), Museum Chief Executive Officer

Special Keynote Speaker
Captain (SEAL) Bill Wilson, USN (Ret.)

Honoring the Fallen | The Living Beach
Addition of sand from around the globe where Frogmen have trained, fought, and died to the Living Beach.

Wreath Laying

Honoring the Fallen | The Memorial Wall


Service Conclusion
Chaplain Robert Bradshaw
Commander Grant Mann

With gratitude to our U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps, American Veterans Division, for their support of this service.

Captain (SEAL) Bill Wilson, USN (Ret.)

2024 Keynote Speaker

Captain (SEAL) Bill Wilson, USN (Ret.)

Bill spent 28 years in the US Navy as a SEAL Officer. Commissioned as an Ensign in 1986, he graduated from BUD/S (Class 141) in 1987 and reported to SEAL Team Three. He served as Platoon Commander during tours with both SEAL Team Three and SEAL Team One and then as an Instructor at the Naval Special Warfare Center, training SEALs in both Land Warfare and Demolitions. Bill reported to Naval Special Warfare Development Group in 1994 and served as both an element leader and Team Leader. He has served in various leadership roles throughout the military to include US Navy and Joint Commands.

Bill retired in 2014 and entered the software business in San Francisco. In 2016 he co-founded Alchemy, a software services company based in Reno, NV. Bill serves on the Navy SEAL Museum San Diego Board of Directors.

Last Year’s Ceremony

Memorial Day Ceremony, 2023
Many thanks to all who supported our Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29. We are deeply grateful to our volunteers who make this ceremony possible. Special thanks to Master Chief (SEAL) Dave Cooper, USN (Ret.) who served as our keynote speaker. You can watch the ceremony in its entirety here.

Memorial Day Ceremony video