Memorial Day Weekend - Not Just The Start of Summer

In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of a Union soldiers veteran organization, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, established the first Decoration Day, which was to serve as a commemoration of the sacrifices of those who died in battle. 

This year, at the sesquicentennial of this event - officially known as Memorial Day since 1967 - we still continue to recognize American service men and women for their ultimate commitment to our country.

While Veteran's Day celebrates all service veterans, both living and dead, Memorial Day is truly a reminder of those who made the final sacrifice in order to try to maintain the freedom and well-being of the rest of us.

In the midst of the festivities, please take a moment to honor those who served and died on our behalf.

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