Memorial Day Message: We Must Help Each Other

The event starts at 4 p.m. and will also include recognition of the fragment of limestone from the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, which is now installed at Freedom Park. Ken Hoksbergen read a poem about the origin of poppies becoming widely recognized as the flower of remembrance for those who served the country and passed away.

In addition to putting out Memorial Day decorations, the post participates in church and school programs, has scholarship programs for Northwest and Valley school districts, conducts fundraisers, takes part in Veteran's Day observances and provides funeral services for veterans.

The Legion and Lower Burrell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 92 switch off parade duties every year, Zdila said. Three weeks after the Confederate surrender, more than 1,000 recently freed slaves, regiments of the U.S. Colored Troops and some white residents of Charleston gathered May 1, 1865, at a camp near the city's Citadel. CBS also has a remarkable feature today on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, and the care provided by the National Park Service for it. Visitors leave mementoes at the wall to honor those lost, and the NPS honors that by warehousing the mementoes. In his words, the objective of the day was to decorate the graves of soldiers whose bodies lie in "almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land".

Miller said it was important for her to be there to hear the names because of what the veterans did for us.

The Associated Press has a story this morning of how many Americans don't see this holiday weekend as a time to honor the fallen. For combat veterans and Gold Star families especially, "it hurts that, as a society, we don't truly understand and appreciate what the true meaning of Memorial Day is". ACTIVITIESOne popular way to spend the weekend is taking advantage of deals in stores, which more than 40 percent of Americans said they are "likely" to do.

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It was hot Monday, but that didn't keep area veterans and their families from gathering for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Memorial Day originated with the practice of women decorating the graves of fallen soldiers during the Civil War, a simple gesture to honor and remember those who died fighting.

"Everyone should just stop for a second and think about" those veterans who have died, Davenport said.

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And a somber reminder that's is honored and not celebrated through the United States. He served in the Navy 27 and a half years. Wright says while memorials are indeed a source of remembrance, monuments "seek to celebrate the objective, the accomplishments, the heroic". Talk to a veteran in your family and learn about their commitment and the challenges they faced in their time of service.


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