This is a Time for Reflection, Remembrance
Observed on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day honors the men and women of this country who died while serving in the U.S. military.
Previously known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years after the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, and participating in parades, events that will be held in several of our local communities and across the state this weekend.
It’s also become an occasion to remember all of our deceased loved ones by adorning their graves with flowers or other items of affection.