10th Annual Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony

Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

10th Annual Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony

We have an obligation to future generations to record the crimes of the 20th century and make sure they’re never repeated. In this hallowed place we recall the lessons of the Cold War: that freedom is precious and cannot be taken for granted. (President George W. Bush at the VOC Memorial, June 2007)

Please join us for the 10th Annual Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony as we gather to honor the memory of more than 100 million victims of communist regimes, to celebrate liberty where it has triumphed, and to further our pursuit of a world free from communism.  

The recipient of the 2017 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom is: 

Dr. Mart Laar, former Prime Minister of Estonia

and featuring keynote remarks by:

Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, former Prime Minister of Lithuania & Member of the European Parliament 

The ceremony will include the Roll Call of Nations during which embassies and organizations will lay a wreath at the base of the Memorial honoring formerly and current captive nations and peoples. 

If you plan to lay a wreath on behalf of your country or organization during this ceremony, please contact Naofa Noll at [email protected] or 202-629-9500.



Jun 9, 2017
9:00am — 10:30am

Victims of Communism Memorial, Massachusetts & New Jersey Avenue, Washington, D.C.,