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Celebrate Memorial Day!

May 26, 2022

Monday is Memorial Day. It is a national holiday to honor those who have perished in American wars. It was originally called Decoration Day which began during the Civil War in the 1860s. Flowers were used to decorate the graves of soldiers who died defending their beliefs in the early years of our country. After World War I, the name was changed to Memorial Day. Since 1971, it has been celebrated on the fourth Monday of May. Flags and flowers are still placed on graves to show respect and to remember our loved ones.

Check out these books honoring our veterans.

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 

A Day for Rememberin’: Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day

Memorial Day is also the unofficial beginning of the summer season. Barbeques, parties, and family gatherings are all part of the celebration. Whatever you do, enjoy your day and…

Fly the stars and stripes!

Remembering Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

May 24, 2018

 

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“Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, it’s honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’ a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.” ~Pete Hegseth

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“These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats and terror.” ~Michael N. Castle

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“On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There
also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.” ~ Eric Burdon

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On Monday we celebrate Memorial Day. Take time to remember and honor the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country to protect our freedom.

 


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