Memorial Mile

Memorial Mile Honor our Fallen 2022Event Overview

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation would like to honor and remember the sacrifice of our fallen Military, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Law Enforcement members by sharing their fallen hero stories at Waller Mill Park. During Memorial Day weekend, we honor those who were killed in the line of duty.

The public is invited to participate in the event by sharing their story about a fallen hero. It is so important for us to continue to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice. We hope this tribute can provide support and healing to those who grieve the loss of a loved one who was taken too soon.

Gone but not forgotten: our fallen heroes remembered. We need you to tell their story because they cannot.

May 27, 2022 - May 30, 2022

Submit A Fallen Hero Story

If you would like to submit a fallen hero story, please provide the following information.

Contact Information

Please provide:

  1. Your name
  2. Contact phone number
  3. Contact email
  4. Relationship to person being remembered
  5. Fallen hero’s:
    1. Name
    2. Age (MM/DD/YY  to MM/DD/YY)
    3. Hometown and state and date of death

Person Being Remembered

Please provide:

  • The full name of the person you are honoring with their story
  • Military Branch or Department:
    • Fire Department
    • Military Branch
    • Police Department
  • Conflict Served:
    • Afghanistan and Iraq
    • Gulf War
    • Korea
    • Peacetime
    • September 11
    • Vietnam
    • World War I
    • World War II

Honoree’s Short Bio & Story

Provide us a bio with the above information that is short (100 words or less), and paints a picture of who the person was and if they died in the line of duty or from injury while on duty.


Please submit a photo along with your submission. Photos of person being honored in uniform are preferred by not necessary.


Submit your story by emailing them to the Parks and Recreation Department along with JPEG or PNG photo. Information and photo can also be mailed to:
Quarterpath Recreation Center
202 Quarterpath Road
Williamsburg VA 23185

Photos submitted by mail will not be returned.

Contact Us

Please call 757-259-3760 with any questions.


Waller Mill Park
901 Airport Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-259-3778

A $2 parking vehicle entrance fee will be issued.


Thank you to our Star Sponsor: Bucktrout of Williamsburg.

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If you are interested in being a sponsor of the Memorial Mile, please view the Memorial Mile Sponsorship Form (PDF).