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Memorial Day

Thank you to all our veterans and your families who have served our country and for your sacrifice for our freedom.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States to honor the men and woman who have served our country and have died serving.  Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in the month of May, and this year it falls on Monday May 27, 2019.  Here is a brief history of the holiday to commemorate the reason for it.  Memorial Day differs from Veteran’s Day because it honors specifically the men and women who have died serving our country, versus honoring everyone past and currently serving.  Memorial Day dates back to World War I where it was started to remember the large amount of people lost on both sides of the war.  It officially became a holiday in the year 1971.  During that time, gravesites were cleaned and decorated, and ceremonies were held to honor those who had died serving our country.  Today, Memorial Day continues to be celebrated in a variety of ways, from ceremonies to parades and barbecues.  Memorial Day is also recognized by many as a start to the summer season.  However, the true meaning of Memorial Day should not be dismissed.  Here are some ways you can honor our past veterans this Memorial Day:

  • Fly an American flag at half-staff
  • Visit memorials
  • Place flowers on graves of veterans
  • Attend a Memorial Day event
  • Spend time with family and/or loved ones
  • Get involved in your community veteran events
  • Start a new holiday tradition to honor our veterans


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